Prior to every Thursday Night Football game on CBS and NFL Network, former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci is an analyst on the pregame show on NFL Network, providing insight and expert commentary on all of the storylines heading into the night’s matchup. Mariucci joins host Rich Eisen and analysts Michael Irvin and Marshall Faulk on the show. Additionally, Mariucci appears on the postgame show with Eisen, Irvin and Faulk.
On NFL Sundays, Mariucci can be seen on NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated NFL GameDay Morning, joining host Eisen and fellow analysts Faulk, Irvin and Kurt Warner to discuss the upcoming games four hours prior to kickoff.
In the afternoon, Mariucci joins host Chris Rose and analysts Deion Sanders and LaDainian Tomlinson on NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Highlights, providing highlights and analysis of the day’s games leading up to kickoff of the Sunday night game on NBC.
Additionally, Mariucci provides on-location analysis for NFL Network’s coverage of the Super Bowl, NFL Scouting Combine and NFL Draft.
In April 2009, Mariucci was recognized for his work as an NFL Network analyst with his first Sports Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst category.
Mariucci’s first taste of broadcasting came during NFL Network’s extensive coverage of Super Bowl XL from Detroit, where Mariucci served as an expert analyst during the week leading up to the game and on game day as part of NFL Network’s 5½-hour Super Bowl pre-game show.
Since then, the Iron Mountain, MI native has become one of NFL Network’s most recognizable and trusted voices, serving as one of the lead analysts in nearly every NFL Network on-location production including the Super Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame, NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Draft and Kickoff.
His broadcasting versatility extends to 1-on-1 interviews, securing sit downs with notable NFL personalities such as Brett Favre, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, John Madden, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo and the late legendary Bill Walsh, in his final interview. Mariucci’s interview with Rice was highlighted as part of NFL Network 2010 coverage from the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a one-hour special entitled, Jerry Rice: Catching History. The two former 49ers reunited to reflect on their time together in San Francisco and look back on Rice’s illustrious career that earned him a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Mariucci was an NFL head coach for nine years, spending six with the San Francisco 49ers and three with the Detroit Lions compiling a career record of 72 wins and 67 losses. He led the 49ers to four playoff appearances including a trip to the NFC Championship Game in 1997.
His coaching journey began at his alma mater Northern Michigan where he was named quarterbacks and running backs coach in 1978. Mariucci also held assistant positions in the college ranks with Cal State Fullerton (1980-82) and Louisville (1983-1984).
After short coaching stints with the Orlando Renegades (USFL), Los Angeles Rams (1985) and University of Southern California (1986), Mariucci was hired at the University of California at Berkeley where he spent three years (1987-1989) as wide receivers and special teams coach, followed by a two-year stint as Offensive Coordinator.
In 1992, Mariucci joined Mike Holmgren’s coaching staff with the Green Bay Packers as quarterbacks coach where he helped mold the talents of future Hall of Famer Brett Favre.
Mariucci returned to Cal in 1996 where he spent a season as head coach of the Golden Bears leading the team to a 6-5 record and a spot in the Aloha Bowl.
In 1997, Mariucci began his NFL head coaching career taking over the San Francisco 49ers from George Seifert.