JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Wide Receivers Coach Chad Hall and Offensive Quality Control Coach Greg Austin, the team announced today. Hall and Austin both enter their first year with the Jaguars in 2023. Head Coach Doug Pederson returns for his second season in Jacksonville after winning the 2022 AFC South Division title.
"I'd like to welcome both Chad Hall and Greg Austin to Jacksonville and the Jaguars organization," said Pederson, who was recently named NFL 101 AFC Coach of the Year for 2022. "Chad and Greg are both talented coaches that have consistently showcased an ability to connect with and relate to players. I am pleased by the staff's overall continuity, which is important as we continue to build toward 2023 and beyond."
Hall arrives in Jacksonville after spending the previous six seasons (2017-22) working with the Buffalo Bills. He began his coaching career with the Bills in 2017 as an offensive assistant before being promoted to wide receivers coach in 2019. During Hall's tenure as wide receivers coach (2019-22), the Bills offense ranked third in the NFL in points per game (27.0) and fourth in yards per game (376.6).
Under Hall's tutelage, WR Stefon Diggs made the Pro Bowl three times (2020-22) and earned First-Team All-Pro honors in 2020. In 2020, Diggs set franchise records and led the NFL with 127 receptions and 1,535 yards, while WR Cole Beasley garnered Second-Team All-Pro after totaling 82 receptions for a career-high 967 yards. In 2021, Diggs was selected to his second consecutive Pro Bowl and WR Gabriel Davis set an NFL playoff record by catching four TDs in the AFC Divisional round at Kansas City. Diggs earned Pro Bowl honors once again in 2022, while Davis totaled a career-high 48 receptions for 836 yards and seven TDs in his third season.
Prior to his coaching career, Hall played with the Philadelphia Eagles (2010-12), San Francisco 49ers (2012-13) and Kansas City Chiefs (2013). Pederson served as an assistant coach in both Philadelphia and Kansas City during Hall's time with the two respective teams.
Hall attended the United States Air Force Academy and played running back for three seasons, during which he was named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2007. He served in the United States Air Force as a second lieutenant in the 421st Black Widows Fighter Squadron from 2008-09.
Hall and his wife, Rose, have three children: Penelope (3), Wright (2) and Presley (four months).
Austin joins the Jaguars as an offensive quality control coach after spending the 2022 season serving as the offensive line/run game coordinator with Florida International University. He previously worked with the offensive line at Nebraska from 2018-21, served as the offensive line coach at the University of Central Florida from 2016-17, and has prior NFL experience as Philadelphia's assistant offensive line coach from 2013-15. He began his coaching career with Oregon in 2010 as a coaching intern prior to being promoted to a graduate assistant in 2010-11.
Austin played collegiately at Nebraska from 2003-06 and made 18 career starts at offensive guard. He was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection as a senior in 2006, when the Huskers played in the Big 12 Championship game and the Cotton Bowl. Austin earned his bachelor's degree in management from Nebraska in 2006 before picking up a pair of master's degrees from UCF (business management in 2008, sports management in 2009). Prior to entering the coaching ranks, Austin spent time as an event manager at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.