Tino Lopes joined the Tufts staff as defensive line coach in the summer 2021. Previously the quarterbacks coach at Bates College from 2016-21, Lopes has been coaching since 2012. He's also held roles at Amherst College (2015-16), Springfield College - where he was a graduate assistant coach from 2013-15 and at Becker College (offensive intern from 2012-13). Lopes is a 2011 Becker graduate who received a master's degree from Springfield in 2015. His stint at Amherst included helping coach the team to an 8-0 season and the outright NESCAC championship.