New Jaguars coach Doug Pederson, who had previously hired two former Eagles assistant coaches as coordinators, added five more former Eagles coaches on Thursday.
In all, Pederson now has eight former Eagles assistant coaches on his team in Jacksonville.
Last week, Pederson hired former Eagles teammate Mike Caldwell, who he also coached with under Andy Reid, as defensive coordinator, and added Press Taylor, who coached with the Eagles under Chip Kelly and Pederson, as offensive coordinator.
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He also hired a former Eagles coach he never worked with – Jim Bob Cooter – as the passing game coordinator. Cooter was an unofficial staff aide to Nick Sirianni last year.
On Thursday, Pederson named five other former Eagles assistants to his squad – Andrew Breiner, Rory Segrest, Nick Williams, Bill Shuey and Luke Thompson.
Breiner was named assistant quarterbacks coach after spending the 2020 season as offensive coordinator at the Florida International. Breiner was on Pederson’s 2020 Eagles staff as a passing game analyst.
Segrest spent the 2006 to 2010 seasons in Reid’s team and was with Pederson in 2009 and 2010 before being fired. Segrest joined the Eagles as special teams quality control in 2006, then replaced John Harbaugh as special teams coach in 2007 when Harbaugh became the Eagles secondary coach.
After two years with special teams, Reid reassigned Segrest to defensive line coach, where he spent two more years. He’s been out of the NFL since, serving in various roles with Samford, Arkansas and most recently Louisiana Lafayette.
Shuey began his NFL career as an intern in the Eagles’ marketing department during training camp at Lehigh in 2000. Shuey, a Bethlehem native, joined Reid’s coaching staff as a rookie assistant from head coach in 2001 and after five years as quality control coach, he became Reid’s linebackers coach in 2008, replacing Sean McDermott (who moved to high school, replacing Harbaugh).
Shuey and Pederson were together in 2009 and 2010 after Pederson joined Reid’s staff. Shuey was let go after the 2010 season with Segrest and has since worked at West Chester, Widener and for the past four years with the Bears under Matt Nagy with the Bears, who was also on Reid’s staff with Segrest, Shuey and Pederson.
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Williams, who will serve as Pederson’s offensive quality control coach in Jacksonville, spent 2018-2020 with the Eagles as Pederson’s assistant coach after coaching at his alma mater, Humboldt State in Arcata. , in California.
Thompson served as Pederson’s special teams assistant coach in 2019 and 2020 after coaching at various colleges for more than 20 years. One of his stops was at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he worked in 1999 with Dave Fipp, who coached the Eagles special teams for eight years under Kelly and Pederson and now occupies the same position with the Lions.
Another interesting recruit for Pederson with a strong Eagles connection is quarterbacks coach Mike McCoy. Nine years ago, McCoy took over as head coach of the Chargers, replacing Norv Turner, and he hired Sirianni as their quarterbacks coach. This staff’s first victory came at the Linc against Kelly’s Eagle
Pederson, who kept nine of Kelly’s assistants when he became Eagles head coach in 2016, kept six Jaguars assistants from Urban Meyer’s staff: running backs coach Bernie Parmalee, receivers coach wide Will Harriger, defensive quality control coach Patrick Reilly, linebackers coach Tony Gilbert and assistant offensive line coach Todd Washington and senior defensive assistant Bob Sutton, with whom Pederson worked within of Reid’s Chiefs staff.