MORE ADDED TO JETS COACHING STAFF

One of the first things a new coach has to do after getting hired is fill out his own coaching staff, with almost the entire previous coaching staff, except for Marty Mornhinweg and he’s now in Baltimore, following Rex Ryan to Buffalo Bowles needs to bring in a complete staff.

His first hires where Chan Gailey for offensive coordinator and Kacy Rodgers as his defensive coordinator and now the Jets have announced eight new position coaches will be joining them with the Jets.

On offense they Jets have signed Karl Dorrell as the wide receivers coach. Dorrell was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Vanderbilt last season, spent two years before that working as the Houston Texans quarterbacks coach and spent the 2008-2011 seasons working with Bowles with the Miami Dolphins as the wide receivers coach.

Bowles has also hired Robby Brown as the offensive quality control coach. Brown was the running backs coach at South Alabama last season and before that he was the offensive coordinator at Valdosta State and Northwestern State.

Joining Rodgers on defense will be Mike Caldwell, as assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach, Mark Collins, outside linebackers coach, and Joe Danna as the defensive backs coach.

Caldwell worked with Bowles in both Philadelphia and Arizona. Collins worked in Atlanta with Danna where Danna was the defensive backs coach and Danna’s connection to Bowles was formed in Miami again as the defensive backs coach.

To head up special teams Bowles has selected Bobby April. April has been coaching special teams since 1991, with the Falcons and moved on to Pittsburgh, New Orleans, St. Louis, Buffalo, Philadelphia (where he worked with Bowles) before spending the last two seasons with the Oakland Raiders.

April has twice won Special Teams Coach of the Year when he was in Buffalo, 2004 and 2008.

The Jets have also hired three staff members for their strength and conditioning staff, Justus Galac will lead the group with Kavan Latham and Aaron McLaurin both serving as assistant strength and conditioning coaches.


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