2012 New York Jets Coaching Staff
Rex Ryan (head coach), Mike Pettine (defensive coordinator), Tony Sparano (offensive coordinator), Mike Westhoff (special teams coordinator), Matt Cavanaugh (quarterbacks), Dave DeGuglielmo (offensive line), Mike Devlin (tight ends/assistant offensive line), Karl Dunbar (defensive line), Justus Galac (assistant strength and conditioning), Bill Hughan (head strength and conditioning), Ben Kotwica (assistant special teams), Sanjay Lal (wide receivers), Anthony Lynn (running backs), Jim O’Neil (assistant defensive backs), Paul Ricci (assistant strength and conditioning), Brian Smith (quality control/defense), Mike Smith (outside linebackers), Bob Sutton (assistant head coach/linebackers), Lance Taylor (assistant tight ends/quality control), Dennis Thurman (defensive backs).
The New York Jets have announced the hiring of defensive line coach Karl Dunbar, assistant strength and conditioning coaches Justus Galac and Paul Ricci, and outside linebackers coach Mike Smith. Also, Bob Sutton has been promoted to assistant head coach/linebackers and Lance Taylor has been promoted to assistant tight ends coach/quality control, and Matt Cavanaugh returns as the team’s quarterbacks coach.
Clearly the most notable changes here are no more Schottenheimer (it amazes me that even though that he isn’t with the team anymore he still finds ways to get mentioned) being replaced by Tony Sparano, Callahan is no longer with the team, replaced by Dave DeGuglielmo and Sanjay Lal stepping in as the wide receivers coach.
The plus side to all of this is that the Jets players and coaches have 6-7 months to get acclimated with one another and get the offense all on one page which would be a contrast from last year when the offense didn’t even seem to be in the same book little less the same page.