Gary Bernardi facts Born: September 24, 1954 in Burbank, Calif. 2010-12 San Jose State University offensive line coach 2005-09 UNLV offensive line/tight ends coach, recruiting coordinator 2004 Northern Arizona University offensive line coach, recruiting coordinator 1994-2003 UCLA tight ends/offensive line coach, recruiting coordinator 1987-92 USC tight ends/offensive tackles coach, special teams coordinator 1986 University of Arizona tight ends/offensive tackles coach 1985 University of Arizona wide receivers coach 1980-84 University of Arizona tight ends/offensive tackles coach They played for Coach Bernardi Johan Asiata, OG – Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL), three professional seasons Joe Hawley, OL – Atlanta Falcons, two NFL seasons Jonathan Ogden, OT - 12 NFL seasons Brad Banta, TE - 11 NFL seasons Scott Galbraith, TE - 9 NFL seasons Tony Boselli, OT - 8 NFL seasons Pat Harlow, OG - 8 NFL seasons Dave Cadigan, OG - 7 NFL seasons Ken Margerum, WR - 7 NFL seasons Ryan Neufeld, TE - 7 NFL seasons Paul Green, TE - 5 NFL seasons Mike Seidman, TE - 5 NFL seasons Mike Freeman, OG - 4 NFL seasons Mark Walczak, TE - 4 NFL seasons Bryan Fletcher, TE - 3 NFL seasons Kris Farris, OT - 2 NFL seasons Marshawne Graves, OT - 2 NFL seasons Bowl participation 1985 Sun Bowl 1986 Aloha Bowl 1988 Rose Bowl 1989 Rose Bowl 1990 Rose Bowl 1992 Freedom Bowl 1995 Aloha Bowl 1998 Cotton Bowl 1999 Rose Bowl 2000 Sun Bowl 2002 Las Vegas Bowl 2003 Silicon Valley Football Classic Gary Bernardi joined the San Jose State football staff in January 2010. Entering his third season with the Spartans in 2012 and 31st season coaching in the Football Bowl Subdivision, he is coaching the offensive linemen. Throughout his professional career, he has been connected with winning programs, established his reputation as a keen recruiter and developed all-star offensive linemen, tight ends and wide receivers. Twelve times, he has coached in major college post-season bowl games. Five of them were Rose Bowl appearances with USC (1988, 1989, 1990) and UCLA (1999). At San Jose State, senior offensive tackle David Quessenberry, a 2011 second-team All-WAC pick; 2012 New York Jets free agent Fred Koloto; and ARENA football linemen Isaac Leatiota and Ailao Eliapo blossomed under him. Bernardi came to San Jose State after coaching offensive linemen and tight ends at UNLV from 2005 through 2009. A fixture in the Pac-10 Conference, he was an assistant coach at Arizona (1980-86), USC (1987-92) and UCLA (1994-2003). Bernardi also spent 2004 as the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Northern Arizona University. The 1976 Cal State Northridge graduate majored in physical education. He started coaching in 1973 before his 19th birthday at Bell-Jeff High located in Burbank, Calif. After two seasons, he moved on to his alma mater, Monroe High, in Sepulveda, Calif. (1975), and then to Fountain Valley (Calif.) High for four seasons (1976-1979) before entering college coaching. He also served as the head coach at Burroughs High in Burbank in 1993. Offensive linemen Jonathan Ogden, Chad Overhauser and Kris Farris at UCLA; Dave Cadigan and Tony Boselli at USC; and wide receiver Ken Margerum, first a high school star at Fountain Valley High before excelling at Stanford, are the consensus All-America players coached by Bernardi. Outside the coaching world, Bernardi was an active member of the ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Association Los Angeles chapter when he was coaching at UCLA. On two occasions, he represented the ALS Association in Washington, D.C. meeting with United States senators and congressmen. He and his wife, Leigh, a Stanford Hospital registered nurse, are the parents of three adult children. Marina is an administrative assistant for Medtronic, Inc., in San Antonio, Texas. Twins, Briana and Joe, were NCAA Division I student-athletes. Briana, has a master’s degree from UNLV and was a catcher for the 2006-10 Rebel softball teams. Joe, a starting center in football at Fresno State, is in his second year on the University of Tennessee staff. Coach Bernardi's brother, Rob Bernardi, is the director of athletics at Nicholls State University.