Dave Borgonzi began his NFL coaching career with the Dallas Cowboys during the 2011 season as an offensive/defensive assistant and will continue that role in 2012. As an assistant with the Cowboys, Borgonzi’s primary duties consist of assisting with the weekly breakdowns and scouting reports of each opponent. He also assists with the scout teams during daily practices.
Before joining the Cowboys, Borgonzi spent five seasons in the college ranks, previously with Harvard University (2008-2010) and Syracuse (2006-07).
While at Harvard, Borgonzi served as an assistant defensive secondary coach and also helped with the school’s recruiting efforts. In 2010 Harvard’s defense ranked 16th nationally in total defense. In 2009 the Crimson ranked sixth nationally in pass efficiency defense while three players were named All-League and cornerback Matthew Hanson earned Rookie of the Year honors.
Prior to arriving in Cambridge, Borgonzi spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Syracuse where he worked as the Orange's assistant defensive line coach while also assisting the program's recruiting and special teams efforts. While at Syracuse, Borgonzi obtained a master’s degree in education.
Borgonzi was a three-year starter while an undergraduate at Amherst College. Named a team captain in his senior year, Borgonzi graduated with a degree in law, jurisprudence and social thought. He is married to Alyssa.