Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio today named Mark Michaels assistant special teams coach. With this hiring, Del Rio's coaching staff is complete for 2005.
Michaels, 38, spent the previous four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. The first three seasons he served under then Seahawks and current Jaguars special teams coordinator Pete Rodriguez, and last season he was the Seahawks special teams coordinator. He spent the two seasons prior (1999-2000) with the Cleveland Browns.
Michaels has nine years of collegiate coaching experience including stints at New Haven, Brown University and University of Massachusetts where the Minutemen won the I-AA National Championship.
A 1986 graduate of the University of Connecticut, he was a two-time All-Conference selection and holds the team record with 27 sacks. He and his wife, Mary, have a daughter Grace Elizabeth and a son, Max.