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Todd Wash
Defensive Line Coach

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Todd Wash was named defensive line coach for the Jaguars on January 28, 2013.   Wash and Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley were on the same staff at Seattle the last two seasons (2011-12) and the two also coached together at North Dakota State (2002-03) for two seasons and through the 2007 season with Tampa Bay.

Todd Wash was named defensive line coach for the Jaguars on January 28, 2013.   Wash and Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley were on the same staff at Seattle the last two seasons (2011-12) and the two also coached together at North Dakota State (2002-03) for two seasons and through the 2007 season with Tampa Bay. 

Wash coached the Seahawks defensive line from 2011-12 and helped the unit rank sixth in the NFL in yards per game (319.2), third in fewest points allowed (17.5), first in opponents passer rating (73.2) and fifth in takeaways (62) during that span.  The Seahawks registered an 11-5 regular season record in 2012, the third-best mark in franchise history, and advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs.  The Seahawks led the NFL by allowing a franchise-record low 15.3 points per game and ranked fourth in total defense (306.2 yards per game). 

Wash worked closely with defensive end Chris Clemons during his tenure in Seattle.  Clemons, who posted the two highest sack totals of his career the last two seasons, posted a career-best 11.5 sacks in 2012 which ranked ninth in the NFL.  Rookie defensive end Bruce Irvin led all NFL rookies with eight sacks.  The 19.5 sacks between Clemons and Irvin ranked as the sixth-highest for a tandem in the NFL. The Seahawks improved from 33 sacks to 36 in 2012.

In his first season in Seattle, Wash aided a unit that ranked ninth in the NFL in total defense (332.2) and fourth in opponents yards per rush attempt (3.79).  Clemons posted his second consecutive season with 11.0 sacks and added 20-plus quarterback hits.  Tackle Brandon Mebane led all NFC interior linemen with 56 tackles (40 solo).

Wash entered the NFL coaching ranks with the Buccaneers where he spent four seasons (2007-10) with the last three as defensive line coach. 

Prior to joining the Buccaneers, Wash had two stints (2002-03, 2005-06) as an assistant coach at his alma mater, North Dakota State.   He spent his first season with the Bison as an assistant under Jaguars defensive coordinator Bob Babich.  While with the Bison, Wash coached the defensive line and coordinated the run defense.  In between appointments at NDSU, he spent the 2004 season as defensive coordinator/linebackers coach at Missouri Southern State.

Wash began his coaching career at Fort Lewis College in 1996 as defensive coordinator and was promoted to head coach/defensive coordinator for three seasons (1997-99).  He worked as defensive coordinator at Nebraska-Kearney from 2000-01. 

A two-time All-North Central Conference outside linebacker at North Dakota State, Wash played on two national championship teams with the Bison in 1988 and 1990.  A preseason All-America and team captain in 1991, he went to camp as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Oilers in 1992.  He holds two degrees from NDSU, including a bachelor’s degree in physical education (1994) and a master’s in athletic administration (1996). 

Wash, born July 19, 1968, and his wife, Darci, have two daughters, Alyssa and Jenae, and one son, Marcus.  Darci was an All-America basketball player at NDSU and played on three national championship teams.

COACHING BACKGROUND: Fort Lewis College 1996, Fort Lewis College 1997-99 (head coach), Nebraska-Kearney 2000-01, North Dakota State 2002-03, 2005-06, Missouri Southern State 2004, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2007-10, Seattle Seahawks 2011-12, Jacksonville Jaguars 2013.

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