Former standout safety John Farroba was named to the Bears’ coaching staff in 2012. After a two-year hiatus, he returned to the staff in 2017. Farroba, who was also student assistant in 2011, is the team's running backs coach and also coaches the tight ends.
Farroba was an outstanding safety for the Bears from 2007 to 2010. He played in 30 games and recorded 121 tackles (85 solo), seven interceptions and ten pass breakups. Farroba was selected to the New England Football Conference (NEFC) All-Bogan Division Second Team following his senior campaign of 2010.
John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from BSU in 2012. He presently resides in Attleboro, Massachusetts with his wife, Kathleen. John has worked as a staff member for the Manning Passing Academy held at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He is currently the assistant equipment manager at Bridgewater State.