2013 Eagles Coaching Staff

Posted: February 11, 2013

Here is the lowdown on the staff of new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. Notice how many of them have ties to Oregon, where Kelly coached last season:

Pat Shurmur, offensive coordinator: In his second tour with the Eagles, he returns after originally spending 10 seasons as the tight ends coach (1999-2001) and quarterbacks coach (2002-08). He most recently served as the head coach for the Cleveland Browns from 2011 to '12.

Bill Davis, defensive coordinator: He has 21 years of NFL coaching experience and most recently worked as the Cleveland Browns linebackers coach from 2011 to '12.

Dave Fipp, special teams coordinator: Fipp was the assistant special teams coach for the Miami Dolphins from 2011 to '12.

Jerry Azzinaro, defensive line/assistant head coach: He served in the same roles on Kelly's staff at Oregon from 2009 to '12.

Jeff Stoutland, offensive line: He was Alabama's offensive line coach the last two seasons after spending 14 years as an assistant coach at Miami (2007-10), Michigan State (2000-06), and Syracuse (1997-99).

Duce Staley, running backs: "Dooooooce" will stay after spending the last two seasons as the Eagles special teams quality-control coach. He also assisted Ted Williams in coaching the running backs after playing seven seasons with the Eagles.

Bob Bicknell, wide receivers: He joins the Eagles after a three-year stint with the Buffalo Bills as their wide receivers coach (2012) and tight ends coach (2010-11).

Bill Lazor, quarterbacks: Lazor spent the previous three seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Virginia. He has seven years of NFL coaching experience and most recently worked as the quarterbacks coach for the Seattle Seahawks (2008-09) and Washington Redskins (2006-07).

Ted Williams, tight ends: Entering his 19th season with the Eagles, he is the longest-tenured coach in the history of the franchise. The tight ends coach in 1995 under head coach Ray Rhodes, he has spent the last 16 years coaching the running backs.

John Lovett, defensive backs: He has nearly four decades of coaching experience, primarily in college. He initially was hired by the University of Cincinnati as a defensive backs coach this offseason after serving as the defensive backs coach at Texas Tech in 2012.

Bill McGovern, outside linebackers: He has 27 years of college coaching experience and most recently worked as linebackers coach at Boston College for the last 12 seasons and as the defensive coordinator since 2009.

Rick Minter, inside linebackers: He has more than three decades of college experience, including a 10-year term as the head coach of Cincinnati from 1994 to 2003. He spent the last two seasons as the defensive coordinator at Kentucky.

Josh Hingst, strength and conditioning: He was the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season.

Greg Austin, assistant offensive line: An offensive graduate assistant at Oregon from 2011 to '12, he was a coaching intern with the Ducks in 2010.

Erik Chinander, assistant defensive line: He spent the last three years on Kelly's staff at Oregon as a graduate assistant (2011-12) and intern (2010).

Todd Lyght, assistant defensive backs: This former first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Rams in 1991 began his coaching career in 2009 as the defensive backs assistant at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. He spent the last two seasons as a defensive intern at Oregon.

Matthew Harper, assistant special teams: He spent the last four seasons as an intern and a graduate assistant at Oregon.

Justin Peelle, assistant tight ends: He is fresh off a 10-year NFL career as a tight end with the San Diego Chargers (2002-05), Miami Dolphins (2006-07), Atlanta Falcons (2008-10), and San Francisco 49ers (2011). He played collegiately at Oregon from 1998 to 2001.

Mike Dawson, defensive quality control: He has 15 years of college coaching experience, most recently as the special teams coach for Boston College from 2009 to '11.

Press Taylor, offensive quality control: A former quarterback at Marshall, he spent the previous two seasons as an offensive graduate assistant and quarterbacks coach at Tulsa. He is the brother of current Miami Dolphins quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor.

Shaun Huls, sports science coordinator: He was the head strength and conditioning coach and combatives coordinator for Navy special warfare. In college, he was a champion Olympic lifter and Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor.

Source: Eagles

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