The Bates Bio

New Packers defensive coordinator Jim Bates has a lengthy resume.<p>

— Defensive coordinator in Miami (2000-2004).

— Linebackers coach (1996-97) and assistant head coach/defensive line (1998-99) in Dallas.

— Defensive backs coach in Cleveland (1995).

— Defensive coordinator in Atlanta (1994).

— Linebackers coach (1991) and defensive ends coach (1992-93) in Cleveland.

— Defensive coordinator/secondary coach at Florida (1990)

— Linebackers coach at the University of Tennessee (1989)

— Head coach of the Detroit Drive of the Arena Football League (1988).

— Defensive coordinator of the Arizona Outlaws of the USFL (1986).

— Head coach of the San Antonio Gunslingers of the USFL (1985).

— Defensive coordinator of the San Antonio Gunslingers of the USFL (1984).

— Defensive coordinator at Texas Tech (1980-83).

— Secondary coach at Texas Tech (1978-79).

— Secondary coach at West Virginia (1977).

— Linebackers coach at Kansas State (1975-76).

— Linebackers coach at Villanova (1974).

— Offensive line coach at Villanova (1973).

— Freshman coach at Southern Mississippi (1972).

— Head coach at Sevier County (Tenn.) High School (1969-71).

— Graduate assistant coach at the University of Tennessee (1968).

— Played linebacker at the University of Tennessee (1967).

Bates' son James was a linebacker and defensive captain on Florida's 1996 national championship team. His other son, Jeremy, played at Rice and serves as assistant quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


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