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Mike Mallory
Special Teams Coordinator


Mike Mallory was named special teams coordinator for the Jaguars on January 21, 2013. Mallory has 30 years of coaching experience including 22 years at the collegiate level.

Mike Mallory was named special teams coordinator for the Jaguars on January 21, 2013. Mallory has 30 years of coaching experience including 22 years at the collegiate level.

In 2013, the Jaguars’ special teams unit showed improvement in several areas from a year ago.  The Jaguars improved from 20th in the NFL to 2nd in opponents average starting field position (19.6), 27th to 3rd in kickoff return average (25.9) and 27th to 9th in average starting field position after kickoff (22.5).  The Jaguars led the NFL in highest percentage (85.4) of kickoff returns of 20-plus yards and allowed the fewest opponent kickoff returns of 20-plus yards (12).  Kicker Josh Scobee produced one of the best statistical seasons of his 10-year NFL career, leading the team with 91 points and connecting on 23 of 25 field goals (92.0).  The 92 percent tied for the second-best of his career.  Punter Bryan Anger led the NFL with 95 punts for 4,338 yards, surpassing the previous franchise records he set as a rookie.  Jordan Todman finished with a 27.4-yard kickoff return average, the second-highest in franchise history for a season.  The Jaguars blocked two kicks and forced one fumble on special teams.

Mallory previously spent five seasons (2008-12) with the New Orleans Saints, four as assistant special teams coach and one season as assistant secondary coach. From 2008-10 and in 2012, Mallory worked solely with the Saints special teams.  He assisted in the development of kicker Garrett Hartley and punter Thomas Morstead.  Hartley has converted 84.5 percent of his field goals since entering the NFL in 2008.  Morstead, a 2009 fifth-round draft pick, has a 47.1-yard career average on 64 punts with a 40.3 net.  He ranked second in the NFL in 2012 with a career-best 50.1-yard average and 43.2-yard net average.

As assistant secondary coach in 2011, Mallory helped tutor a unit where safeties Roman Harper (116) and Malcolm Jenkins (97) ranked among the team’s top two leaders in tackles, while Harper’s 7.5 sacks were a team-high and the second-highest total by an NFL defensive back since sacks were recognized as an official statistic in 1982.  Cornerback Jabari Greer posted a career-high 83 tackles and 23 passes defensed, while Patrick Robinson led the club with four interceptions in his second season. 

Mallory spent the 2007 season at Louisville where he served as secondary coach.  He served as linebackers coach at Kansas in 2006 after five seasons (2001-05) as an assistant at Illinois including his final two seasons as defensive coordinator/linebackers coach.  He was promoted to linebackers in 2003 after spending his previous two years working with the safeties.

Mallory began his coaching career at Indiana from 1986-87 and also had stints at Kent State (1988-90), Eastern Illinois (1991-92), Rhode Island (1993-95), Northern Illinois (1996-99) and Maryland (2000).  He had a standout career as a linebacker at Michigan, twice earning All-Big Ten honors and was a two-year captain.  He was a finalist for the 1985 Butkus Award, given to the nation’s premier linebacker.  During his collegiate career, he played in four bowl games and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports administration.

A native of Bowling Green, Ohio, Mallory is from a distinguished football family. He is the son of Bill Mallory, who has served as a head coach at Indiana, Colorado, Northern Illinois and Miami University (Ohio). Mike’s youngest brother, Curt, is currently the secondary coach at the University of Michigan.

Mallory and his wife, Kim, have a daughter, Kathryn, and a son, William.

COACHING BACKGROUND: Indiana 1986-87, Kent State 1988-90, Eastern Illinois 1991-92, Rhode Island 1993-95, Northern Illinois 1996-1999, Maryland 2000, Illinois 2001-05, Kansas 2006, Louisville 2007, New Orleans Saints 2008-12, Jacksonville Jaguars 2013-present.

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