Cardinal Mooney graduate bound for the NFL coaching ranks


Donald D'Alesio spent last season at LSU, serving as a defensive analyst

YSU Football Coach, Donald D'Alesio

Credit: YSU

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (WKBN) – Cardinal Mooney graduate and former Youngstown State football standout Donald D’Alesio has been officially hired as a defensive assistant with the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs.

He spent last season at LSU, serving as a defensive analyst.

Prior to his stint in the SEC, D’Alesio served as a defensive assistant coach at Youngstown State for six years, including the last three as defensive coordinator.

He played collegiately at YSU from 2010-14, starting 44 of his 48 games. During his time with the Penguins, D’Alesio piled up 274 career tackles.

As a high school senior in 2009, he helped lead Cardinal Mooney to a perfect 15-0 season and a Division III State Championship.

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