Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley added to his coaching staff today as Mike Mallory was named the club's special teams coordinator. Length and terms of his contract are undisclosed.
Mallory has 27 years of coaching experience including 22 years at the collegiate level. He previously spent five seasons (2008-12) with the New Orleans Saints, including three 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.
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 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).
A Bowling Green, Ohio native, Mallory had a standout career as a linebacker at Michigan, twice earning All-Big Ten honors and he was a two-year captain. 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, and his brother Doug is the defensive coordinator/assistant head coach at Indiana University.