Chuck Amato has been coaching Division-I football since 1971 and has had assistant coaching stops at N.C. State, Arizona, Florida State and Akron. However, now he’s officially called it a career as the Akron Zips announced his retirement via Twitter.
Amato started with the Wolfpack as a graduate assistant and became a defensive back coach as well as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. In 1980 he left for the West coast to become the linebacker coach at Arizona. In 1982 he joined Florida State and stayed through the 1999 season where the team won eight consecutive ACC Championships and the 1999 BCS Championship.
He was then the head coach at N.C. State from 2000 to 2006 and even returned to FSU in 2007 to finish out the rest of the Bobby Bowden era before being let go in 2009. He then joined Terry Bowden at Akron in 2012 as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator before his retirement.