Vince Amey

Vince Amey completed his second season as the defensive line coach in 2017, after previously serving in other roles since joining Rich Rodriguez’s staff in 2012. Most recently, Amey was a defensive analyst in 2015.

Amey’s first season with Arizona’s defensive line saw him develop a young and undersized unit. Hard-nosed Parker Zellers continued to be a force in the middle, forcing two fumbles and racking up three sacks despite his undersized frame. Walk-ons Justin Belknap and Larry Tharpe Jr. emerged as two promising players at defensive end in coming years, combining for 32 tackles, five for losses, along with five pass breakups. Senior team captain Sani Fuimaono capped his career by leading the front line with 19 stops.

As an analyst, Amey assisted with the day-to-day duties of program management with a focus on film breakdown. Previously, he spent three seasons working with the Wildcats’ strength and conditioning staff.

Amey came to the program with several years of football coaching and playing experience. Prior to his arrival in Tucson in 2012, he served as defensive line coach at Chaparral High School in Phoenix, the 2011 Arizona State Champions.

In addition to coaching at Chaparral, Amey has two years coaching experience at McClintock High School, two years at Westwood High School and three years as defensive coordinator at St. Mary's (Phoenix) High School. Amey also served as the defensive coordinator of the Stockton Lightning for the 2009 season in the Arena League.

He completed his bachelor's degree at Arizona State in 2010.

Born February 9, 1975 in Los Angeles, Amey and his wife, Kelley, have sons Myles and twins, Dallas and Jackson.