Segrest's break may well have come when the Chicago Bears signed Dave Toub to a three-year contract extension last Thursday. Toub, who had been a member of Andy Reid's staff from 2001 to 2003, was courted by the Eagles to take over for Harbaugh. Instead, Toub decided to stay with the Bears.
The Eagles then looked in-house for Harbaugh's replacement and found Segrest ready, willing and able.
Segrest came to the Eagles a year ago from Samford and had also coached at Southeast Missouri State, Alabama and Auburn. He worked for the Eagles as their special teams quality control coach last season.
The Eagles also moved Bill Shuey to the job of defensive assistant and quality control coach. James Urban, who was Andy Reid's assistant will take over as the offensive assistant and quality control coach.
The only job to fill now is Segrest's old job of Special Teams Assistant.