A football coach and administrator for the past 43 years, Sinagra is responsible for assisting Collins with oversight of all aspects of the Georgia Tech football program. Prior to joining Collins at Temple in 2017, Sinagra was a coach for 41 years (32 at the collegiate level), including five seasons as the head coach at Anna Maria College, an NCAA Division III program in Paxton, Mass. from 2012-16.
Sinagra’s career also includes stints as a collegiate assistant coach at Anna Maria (defensive coordinator – 2010-11), Norfolk State (linebackers – 2008-09), VMI (defensive coordinator – 2006-07), Stony Brook (defensive coordinator – 2004-05), Holy Cross (linebackers/special teams coordinator – 1999-2003), Hofstra (defensive coordinator – 1998; wide receivers – 1993), Fordham (defensive coordinator – 1994-97), Bloomsburg (defensive coordinator – 1988-93) and Rhode Island (defensive line – 1976-77). Collins served as a graduate assistant and coached linebackers under Sinagra at Fordham in 1996.
“I’ve known Coach Sinagra for more than 20 years,” Collins said of Sinagra. “He was the defensive coordinator at Fordham University, I was his G.A. He’s a huge mentor of mine and a great human being. He did a lot of things for the football program at Temple and he’ll do the same now for our football program here at Georgia Tech.”
Sinagra also served as athletics director for six years at Milford (Conn.) Academy (1981-87). He was Milford Academy’s football head coach from 1978-81. A Brooklyn, N.Y. native, Sinagra was a three-year starter at defensive tackle at Rhode Island, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health in 1975 and a master’s in physical education, health and recreation in 1983. He played professionally for the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
Joining Sinagra as part of the Georgia Tech family is his wife, Elise.