The New York Jets announced today that they have hired\promoted some assistant coaches.
We have promoted John Scott Jr. to asst. DL coach, hired Tim Atkins as def. QC coach & hired David Diaz-Infante as asst. OL coach.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) February 9, 2016
Scott came to Bowles’ staff last year and entered the NFL for the first time after serving as a college coach for the past 12 seasons. Among the schools he coached defensive line or outside LBs with were Louisiana–Lafayette — where he earned his master’s in education — and his most recent stop at Texas Tech. He played four seasons at DE at Western Carolina and two seasons for the Greensboro Prowlers in arenafootball2.
Diaz-Infante comes to the Jets after a stint in 2013-14 as an offensive assistant with the Arizona Cardinals, where he worked with Bowles. He had a long career as a guard/center in the NFL (Chargers, 1987, Broncos, 1996-98 and ’01, Eagles, 1999), WLAF (Frankfurt, 1991-92), CFL (Sacramento, 1993-94), and XFL (Las Vegas, 2001), earning two Super Bowl rings with the Broncos.
Following his playing days, he was a TV studio analyst with FSN Rocky Mountain in 2003-04 before joining ESPN in 2004 as a college and high school football analyst. He also served as an analyst for the Broncos radio network from 2005-08.
Atkins comes to the Jets from the Bills, where he was a football operations assistant since 2011. He also had a stop as a staff assistant and defensive assistant with the Dolphins in 2006-07, another as a defensive graduate assistant with Florida Atlantic University, and the 2010 season in defensive quality control with the United Football League.