Dante Scarnecchia has confirmed he will retire as offensive line coach of the New England Patriots.

Scarnecchia has long been considered one of the NFL's best position coaches.

Scarnecchia previously retired in 2013 but continued to consult with the Patriots before returning in 2016.

Scarnecchia first joined the Patriots in 1982 and remained with the team for the past 38 years beyond a two-season stint with the Colts in 1989 and 1990.