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Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin today named Fred Hoaglin as the team¹s tight ends coach. He replaces Nick Nicolau, who is now an assistant coach with the San Diego Chargers. Hoaglin, 53, is entering his 20th season of coaching in the NFL, following an 11-year career as a center in the NFL. He was with the New England Patriots the last four years.

"Fred Hoaglin is an excellent, experienced coach who knows the National Football League very well through his 30 years in the league," said Coughlin. "He has been with winning teams and has coached many great players. We welcome him to our staff."

"I have worked closely with Tom Coughlin in the past, Hoaglin said, "and I¹m looking forward to working for him on his staff. I¹m excited about the challenge I¹ll have coaching the tight ends, and I¹m anxious to get to Jacksonville."

A sixth-round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns in 1966, Hoaglin played for the Cleveland Browns from 1966 to ¹72, being named to the Pro Bowl in 1969. He was traded to the Baltimore Colts in 1973, and then played for the Houston Oilers in 1974 and ¹75 and for the expansion Seattle Seahawks in 1976. Hoaglin could play any position on the offensive line, but he spent the majority of his career at

center. He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh and played in the North-South All-Star game his senior year.

Hoaglin began his coaching career with Detroit in 1978, spending seven seasons as the Lions¹ offensive line coach. He was the offensive line coach of the New York Giants from 1985 to ¹92, where he worked on Bill Parcells¹ staff with Coughlin, who was the receivers coach, for three years. He rejoined Parcells with the Patriots in 1993. Hoaglin

has coached in three Super Bowls, winning twice with the Giants in Super Bowls XXI and XXV. With New England, Hoaglin¹s line allowed only 102 sacks in four seasons.

A native of Alliance, Ohio, Hoaglin and his wife, Janet, have two children and two grandchildren.


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