Vitale joins the Green and White with over 10 years of collegiate and professional coaching experience. He was most recently the Offensive Line Coach with the Edmonton Elks during the 2022 season and helped the team produce the third-most rushing yards per game (102.4 yards) in the CFL.
Previously, Vitale served as the Offensive Line Coach and Offensive Coordinator at Eastern New Mexico State for the 2021 season after spending two seasons (2018-20) at Delaware State University as the Offensive line coach. At Delaware State, he helped improve an offensive unit from last to second in the MEAC in rushing offense and reduced the number of sacks by sixty percent from the 2017 season.
He’s no stranger to Green and White as from 2017-2019, Vitale was a guest offensive line coach for the Roughriders, where he assisted with drills, practice planning, and film breakdown.
He spent six seasons at Southwest Baptist University as an offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator, where he helped the team improve from 1-10 in 2013 to 10-2 and a national ranking of 17 in 2016. Vitale coached eight student-athletes to all-conference honors and one to All-American honors in his time with the Bearcats.
He spent 2012-2013 as an offensive graduate assistant and assistant offensive line coach at Lindenwood University and was the offensive line coach and video coordinator at Notre Dame High School from 2000-2012.
Vitale holds a bachelor of science degree in business and an MBA in finance from the University of Redlands.