Andrew Janocko

Andrew James Janocko (born April 6, 1988) is an American football coach who is currently the wide receivers coach for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL).

Andrew Janocko
Minnesota Vikings
Position:Wide receivers coach
Personal information
Born: (1988-04-06) April 6, 1988 (age 32)
Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Clearfield Area (PA)
Career history
As coach:

Playing careerEdit

Janocko played college football at Pittsburgh from 2007 to 2010, primarily as a backup quarterback and special teams holder. Originally a walk-on, he earned a scholarship his junior season.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

After graduating from Pitt in 2010 with a degree in history, Janocko was hired to be a graduate assistant on Greg Schiano's staff at Rutgers.[2] He joined Schiano when he was named head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, as an offensive assistant.[3] He spent the 2014 season as a quarterbacks coach at Mercyhurst in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Minnesota VikingsEdit

Janocko was hired to be an offensive quality control coach for the Minnesota Vikings in 2015, working in that role before shifting to an assistant offensive line coach under Tony Sparano in 2017.

He was named a co-offensive line coach along Clancy Barone for the 2018 season, after the sudden death of Sparano.[4] He was shifted back to the assistant offensive line coach in 2019 following the hire of Rick Dennison.

Janocko was promoted to wide receivers coach in 2020.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Janocko's father Tim was a fullback at Penn State and has been the head coach at Clearfield Area High School since the 1980s.[6][7] Janocko and his wife Natalie currently live in Minneapolis.[8]


  1. ^ "Cook: Pitt's Janocko has a hold on life". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Rutgers coach will miss former Pitt coach". TribLive. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Rutgers loses football assistants Phil Galiano and Ben Sirmans to the NFL". Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Vikings to Have TE, Assistant OL Coaches Take over for Tony Sparano After Death". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Andrew Janocko To Take Over as Vikings Wide Receivers Coach". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Starkey: Support pours in for Pitt's Janocko". TribLive. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  7. ^ "A Football Family: Clearfield's NFL Connection". Tri-County Weekend. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  8. ^ "#SEENWedding: Modern romance plays out at the wedding of Natalie Bigley and Andrew Janocko". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 21 September 2020.

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