As new Jets head coach Robert Saleh continues to assemble his staff, fans learned today that his defensive coordinator will be former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Jeff Ulbrich.
We've hired Jeff Ulbrich as our defensive coordinator. pic.twitter.com/06la3Txo1R
— New York Jets (@nyjets) January 21, 2021
Ulbrich has spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, UCLA Bruins and most recently the Atlanta Falcons under Dan Quinn where he was the team’s linebackers coach before taking over as interim defensive coordinator along with wearing the title of assistant head coach.
Prior to taking over as the Falcons coordinator, Dan Quinn’s staff was allowing 32.2 points per game. Under Ulbrich, the unit lowered that number to 23 points per contest. A remarkable turnaround for any coach no matter how much (or how little) experience under their belt.
Before entering the coaching ranks with the Seahawks, Ulbrich spent ten seasons as a linebacker with San Francisco, appearing in 120 games (75 starts), racking up 501 tackles along with 31 tackles for loss.
Thus far, Ulbrich’s staff will be rounded out by Nate Ollie (assistant defensive line), Ricky Manning Jr (Defensive assistant), Aaron Whitecotton (Defensive line), Chip Vaughn (Defensive assistant) and Hayes Pullard (Defensive assistant).