Santucci served as the outside linebackers coach at Texas State in 2016 after serving as a graduate assistant at Wake Forest in 2014 and 2015. He worked with the rovers under current Irish defensive coordinator Mike Elko.
Prior to Wake Forest, Santucci spent four years at his alma mater, Stony Brook (2010-13). He was the Seawolves defensive line coach and assisted with the defensive play calling in 2013. That season, Stony Brook ranked second in scoring defense and total defense in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Seawolves were also among the league’s top five teams in rushing defense.
Santucci tutored defensive end Victor Ochi, who led Stony Brook with 10 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks in 2013. During the previous three years, he worked with safeties and defensive line. Under his leadership, Ryan Haber and Roosevelt Kirk earned All-Big South honors in 2011.
As a player for the Seawolves, Santucci earned second team All-America honors by the Associated Press after a senior season in which he led the defense with 93 tackles. The 2009 Big South Defensive Player of the Year, Santucci finished his career with 284 tackles, fourth all-time in school history. His 145 solo tackles are tied for the most in SBU history.
In December 2013, Santucci was one of four linebackers named to the Big South’s All-Decade Team. He earned a sociology degree from Stony Brook in the spring of 2010.