As we reported yesterday, the New York Jets have named their new offensive line coach. It is ex-Dolphin coach Dave Deguglielmo.
JETS NAME DAVE DeGUGLIELMO OFFENSIVE LINE COACH
The New York Jets have named Dave DeGuglielmo as the team’s offensive line coach. The announcement was made by Head Coach Rex Ryan.
DeGuglielmo joins the Jets after spending the last three seasons with the Miami Dolphins as their offensive line coach (2009-11). Under DeGuglielmo in 2011, the Dolphins offensive line blocked for a running game that gained 1,987 yards and produced Reggie Bush’s first career 1,000-yard season. Dolphins tackle Jake Long has been selected to the Pro Bowl during each of DeGuglielmo’s three seasons in Miami.
Prior to the Dolphins, DeGuglielmo spent five seasons with the New York Giants. He was the assistant offensive line coach (2005-08) after being the assistant offensive line and quality control coach in 2004. Under his tutelage in 2008, the Giants set a franchise record and led the league with 2,518 yards rushing and 5.0 yards per carry. He also helped guard Chris Snee and center Shaun O’Hara earn Pro Bowl recognition in 2009.
Before entering the NFL coaching ranks, DeGuglielmo spent five seasons (1999-2003) under Hall of Fame Coach Lou Holtz at the University of South Carolina working with the offensive line and tight ends. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Boston College, before moving onto stops at his alma mater, Boston University, and the University of Connecticut.
DeGuglielmo was an All-New England First-Team guard and center at Boston University (1987-90), where his offensive line coach for his final three years was current Jets Offensive Coordinator Tony Sparano.
Here is the discussion thread from our NY Jets forum. One poster brought up an excellent point on this move that we felt was worth highlighting.
Good addition to the staff IMO
Sparano is originally an OL coach so it’s good to have HIS OL coach to run our OL.. Who knows, maybe things will be less confusing than the Shottenheimer/Callahan Turnstiles OL we saw in 2011.