Matt Caracciolo enters his fourth season with the Cardinals as Football Operations Coordinator after being hired in June, 2012. Caracciolo joined the Cardinals after spending the previous seven seasons with the New England Patriots, the last six years (2006-11) as Director of Football Operations. With the Patriots, he worked with the NFL as the team’s point of contact for all football logistical efforts surrounding their trips to Super Bowl XLII and XLVI in addition to their game in London in 2009.
Caracciolo’s responsibilities with the Cardinals include managing day-to-day football operations, training camp, mini-camp operations, budgets, football rules compliance and also directing the team’s travel.
Caracciolo joined the Patriots in 2005 as a football operations assistant after spending the 2003 and 2004 seasons with the Miami Dolphins as a scouting intern. He previously served as an operations graduate assistant at Syracuse (2001-03) while earning a master’s degree in Higher Education.
The Oceanside, NY native played two seasons at Ithaca College where he also received a degree in Sports Information and Communications in 2001. His brother, Pete, is the Director of Team Travel/Football Operations with the Oakland Raiders. Caracciolo and his wife, Kelly, reside in Scottsdale, AZ.
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