The New York Jets announced today the appointment of John Zernhelt as the Club's tight ends coach.<p>
Zernhelt, 51, joins the Jets after serving as the Head Coach of the Citadel Bulldogs for the 2004 season. Prior to taking over, at the Citadel, he served as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator in 2003. Zernhelt has an extensive college coaching background holding jobs at James Madison (99-02), South Carolina (96-98), Duke University (94-95), Rice University (92-93), East Carolina University (87-91), Marshall University (1981) and Ferrum University (77-80).
Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Zernhelt was a standout player with the University of Maryland from 1974-77 and helped the Terrapins to three ACC Championships.