Tony Sorrentino was promoted to assistant wide receivers coach on January 22, 2016 after serving as the team’s offensive quality control coach for three seasons. Now in his 12th year in coaching, this is Sorrentino’s fourth season in the NFL.
For the past three seasons, Sorrentino has worked closely with Wide Receivers Coach Jerry Sullivan and the receiving corps, which had a breakout season in 2015. Second-year WR Allen Robinson earned his first career Pro Bowl after posting 80 receptions for 1,400 receiving yards and a franchise-record 14 receiving touchdowns. Robinson tied Doug Baldwin and Brandon Marshall for the NFL lead in receiving touchdowns, while also setting the Jaguars single-season records in receiving average (17.5, min. 60 receptions) and 20-plus-yard receptions (31). He became one of just four NFL players since the 1970 merger to record 1,400-plus receiving yards, 14-plus receiving touchdowns and 17.5-plus yards per reception in a single season, joining Calvin Johnson in 2011, Randy Moss in 2000 and Jerry Rice in 1986.
Sorrentino also oversaw the development of second-year WR Allen Hurns. Hurns posted career highs with 64 receptions, 1,031 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns en route to becoming the youngest undrafted player since the 1970 NFL merger to post 1,000-plus receiving yards and 10-plus receiving TDs in a single season. From Week 3-10, Hurns caught a pass in seven consecutive games, the longest streak in Jaguars history and the longest such streak since Wes Welker (eight games) with New England/Denver.
Together, Hurns and Robinson became the first due to each record at least 1,000 receiving yards since Jimmy Smith and Kennan McCardell achieved the feat in 2001.
Sorrentino spent the 2012 season at his alma mater, The College of New Jersey, as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator. He also spent one season on the coaching staff, coaching linebackers in 2007 and winning the NJAC Championship.
In 2011, Sorrentino served as an offensive graduate assistant at the University of Miami (Fla.). He assisted with the quarterbacks and wide receivers and ran the defensive and special teams scout teams.
Prior to joining Miami, Sorrentino served as quarterbacks coach at the University of Minnesota in 2010 and offensive quality control coach in 2009.
Sorrentino began his coaching career in 2005 as an assistant at Morristown Beard High School in New Jersey under his father, Tony Sorrentino and also had stints at West Essex (N.J.) High School and Montville (N.J.) Township High School. He completed summer internships with the Baltimore Ravens in 2007 and the Houston Texans in 2002-03.
Sorrentino received his bachelor’s degree in health and physical education and a master’s in exercise science from The College of New Jersey, where he was a four-year letterman at wide receiver.
Sorrentino and his wife, Kara, are expecting their first child in July.
COACHING BACKGROUND: Morristown Beard High School 2005, West Essex High School 2006, The College of New Jersey 2007, 2012, Montville Township High School 2008, Minnesota 2009-10, Miami (Fla.) 2011, Jacksonville Jaguars 2013-16.