The Jacksonville Jaguars have completed their coaching staff with the hiring of Ty Knott as offensive quality control coach and Mike Sullivan as defensive quality control coach.
Knott, 36, joined the Jaguars from Greenville (Ill.) College, where he was the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator. He had a minority coaching fellowship coaching wide receivers with the Detroit Lions in 2001 and the Washington Redskins in 1998. Knott has served on coaching staffs at Mt. San Antonio Junior College (Calif.) in 2000, Indiana University (1997-99) and Whittier (Calif.) College (1994-95). He was a defensive back at Oregon Tech in 1988 and '89 after playing junior college football at Mt. San Jacinto J.C. Knott received a degree at Southern Oregon State and a master's degree at Indiana.
Sullivan, 35, coached defensive backs at Ohio University in 2001. Previously, he was an assistant coach at Army (1995-96, 1999-2000), Youngstown State (1997-98), Humboldt State (1993-94), and Mt. San Jacinto (Calif.) in 1993. Youngstown State was the 1997 Division I-AA national champions. Sullivan was a defensive back at Army in 1987 and '88 and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne, Ranger and Air Assault Schools. He received a degree in English at Army and his master's degree at Humbolt State.
As quality control coaches, Knott and Sullivan will assist the coaching staff in all aspects of game preparation, including scouting reports, opponent breakdown and writing the playbook.
In addition, the Jaguars have promoted Matt Littlefield to assistant director of pro scouting and hired Marty Miller as a scouting assistant. Littlefield was the scouting assistant the last two years. His new responsibilities include some NFL advance scouting, as well as evaluating non-Jaguars NFL opponents. During the offseason, he coordinates the scouting of the NFL Europe League, the Arena Football League and the Canadian Football League. Miller came to the Jaguars from the Los Angeles Xtreme of the XFL, after having previously worked for the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs. He will assist in the day-to-day operations of the pro scouting department, including the evaluation of players in the NFL Europe League, as well as some advance scouting of NFL teams and their practice squads.
The Jaguars have also re-signed seven players who were with the club in 2001: offensive lineman Aaron Koch; fullback Patrick Washington; tight end Ryan Prince; linebackers Edward Thomas, Donny Green and Joe Wesley; and punter Chris Hanson They are all exclusive rights free agents.