The Tennessee Titans named Terry Robiskie offensive coordinator and Bobby April special teams coordinator. Additionally, Dick LeBeau is now assistant head coach/defensive coordinator.
Robiskie brings 34 years of NFL coaching experience, including six seasons as an offensive coordinator. A respected teacher, Robiskie built his reputation around the NFL as one of the most admired wide receiver coaches, and has worked within a number of different offensive systems. Robiskie worked with head coach Mike Mularkey in two different stops – one season (2007) in Miami and four seasons (2008-11) in Atlanta.
April is a 24-year veteran of the NFL as a special teams coach, including being named Special Teams Coach of the Year by his peers in both 2004 and 2008. During his NFL coaching career, his special teams units scored 21 touchdowns on kickoff returns (12) and punt returns (9).
In LeBeau’s first season with the Titans and 57th in the NFL, the team improved in nearly every defensive category including total defense (12th from 27th), rush defense (18th from 31st) and pass defense (7th from 15th). It was the highest ranking in total defense by the Titans since 2008.
Robiskie joins the Titans after eight seasons (2008-15) with the Atlanta Falcons as their wide receiver coach and assistant head coach (2013-14). He had success with multiple wide-outs for the Falcons, including Julio Jones, Roddy White and Harry Douglas, as each surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark in at least one season. Last season, Jones led the NFL in both receptions (136) and receiving yards (1,871) and earned his third Pro Bowl selection.
Prior to his time in Atlanta, Robiskie spent one season (2007) coaching wide receivers in Miami and six seasons (2001-06) in Cleveland serving a variety of roles, including wide receivers coach, offensive coordinator and interim head coach. Robiskie was with the Washington Redskins as a coach for seven years (1994-2000) with head coach Norv Turner as a wide receiver coach and passing game coordinator. He started his coaching career with the Oakland Raiders in 1982 and worked in numerous roles – assistant special teams coach (1982-84), assistant running backs coach (1985-87), tight ends coach (1988) and offensive coordinator (1989-93).
April joins the Titans after one season with the New York Jets, two years (2013-14) with Oakland and three years (2010-12) with Philadelphia. With the Eagles, he worked with rookie kicker Alex Henry in 2011, as he set an NFL rookie record for accuracy (88.9%). In 2010, he guided kicker David Akers to a Pro Bowl selection and punter Sav Rocca to a franchise record in net punting (39.0). Some of his greatest work came during his six seasons (2004-09) in Buffalo, where his units earned the number one spot in the Dallas Morning News’ special teams rankings on three occasions. Additionally, three players earned Pro Bowl honors, including punter Brian Moorman, returner Terrence McGee and long-snapper Mike Schneck. April has been to two Super Bowls as a special teams coach, one with St. Louis (XXXVI) and one with Pittsburgh (XXX).
Terry Robiskie Coaching Timeline
2008-15 Atlanta Falcons -Wide Receivers
2013-14 Atlanta Falcons - Assistant Head Coach & WRs
2008-12 Atlanta Falcons - Wide Receivers
2007 Miami Dolphins - Wide Receivers
2005-06 Cleveland Browns - Wide Receivers
2004 Cleveland Browns - Interim Head Coach (5 games)
2004 Cleveland Browns - Offensive Coordinator
2001-03 Cleveland Browns - Wide Receivers
2000 Washington Redskins - Interim Head Coach (3 games)
1999-00 Washington Redskins - Passing Game Coordinator
1994-98 Washington Redskins - Wide Receivers
1989-93 Oakland Raiders - Offensive Coordinator
1988 Oakland Raiders - Tight Ends
1985-87 Oakland Raiders - Asst. Running Backs Coach
1982-84 Oakland Raiders - Asst. Special Teams
Bobby April Coaching Timeline
2015 New York Jets - Special Teams Coordinator
2013-14 Oakland Raiders - Special Teams Coordinator
2010-12 Philadelphia Eagles - Special Teams Coordinator
2004-09 Buffalo Bills - Special Teams Coordinator
2001-03 St. Louis Rams - Special Teams Coordinator
1996-99 New Orleans Saints - Special Teams Coordinator
1994-95 Pittsburgh Steelers - Special Teams Coordinator
1991-93 Atlanta Falcons - Tight Ends / Special Teams
1988-90 Southern California - Special Teams
1987 Southern California - Secondary
1983-86 University of Arizona - Secondary
1980-83 University of Arizona - Defensive Line
1979 Tulane - Tight Ends
1978 Southern Mississippi - Graduate Assistant
1976-77 Chalmette (LA) HS - Assistant Coach