Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio today named Dirk Koetter the team's offensive coordinator and Joe DeCamillis special teams coordinator. Koetter has 25 years of coaching experience and has spent the last nine seasons as a head coach at the collegiate level. DeCamillis, who is known as one of NFL's top special teams coaches, has 19 years of NFL coaching experience and he has spent the past 14 seasons as a special teams coach in the league.
"Both of these men have extensive experience and success in coaching, and they are each a very good fit for our staff and our team," Del Rio said, "and I believe they will make a positive impact here on our offense and on our special teams."
Koetter previously served as head coach at Arizona State from 2001-06 and at Boise State from 1998-2000. He led Arizona State to four bowl games in his six seasons, including a third straight bowl appearance in 2006. He finished with a 40-34 mark at Arizona State.
Additional Koetter notes include:
The Sun Devils averaged nearly 30 points per game over the last six seasons and the team was ranked in the top 20 in the nation in passing offense in five of Koetter's six seasons.
Sun Devils quarterbacks threw for 20 or more touchdown passes in five of six seasons under Koetter. The Sun Devils were one of only 12 teams in the NCAA to rush for 2,000-plus yards and throw for 2,300 yards in 2006.
Five of the teams during Koetter's tenure produced a 1,000-yard receiver.
In 2005, ASU ranked second in the nation in total offense, averaging 519.1 yards, third in the nation with 373.4 passing yards per game, and seventh in the nation in scoring offense with 36.8 points per game.
Koetter spent three seasons as head coach at Boise State where he compiled a 26-10 mark and two bowl appearances. He was a two-time Big West Coach of the Year honoree and two-time conference champion.
"Having worked with Dirk Koetter for seven years, I have a hard time believing that there is any better football mind, at any level, than Dirk's." --- Andy Reid, Head Coach, Philadelphia Eagles, from Arizona State media guide
"I believe Dirk Koetter has all the characteristics to be one of the next outstanding coaches in football, period." --- Dan Henning, Offensive Coordinator, Carolina Panthers, from Arizona State media guide
DeCamillis previously directed the special teams for the Atlanta Falcons from 1997-2006 with the last three seasons as special teams coordinator. In DeCamillis' tenure, the Falcons punt coverage team allowed an NFL-low 6.1 yards per punt return and only one return for a touchdown. In addition, the Falcons had the third-most touchbacks (126), the second-most kickoff returns for touchdowns (8) and second-most total return touchdowns (13) during that span.
Additional DeCamillis notes include:
In 2006, the Falcons led the NFL as opponents had an average starting position of the 23.6-yard line. They ranked fourth in the NFL with 47 kickoff returns of 20-plus yards and second in allowing only 26 kickoff returns of 20-plus yards.
In 2005, the Falcons were one of four teams to be ranked in the NFL's top 10 in both kickoff coverage (1st) and punt coverage (8th). PK Todd Peterson made 18 consecutive field goals and had the second-highest percentage in franchise history. PR Allen Rossum finished second in the NFL in punt returns in 2004 (12.4) and was named to the Pro Bowl.
Jay Feely set the franchise record for most field goals (32) and most points (138) in a season in 2002 while punter Chris Mohr led the NFL in net punting average (38.7) in the same season.
DeCamillis spent four seasons (1993-96) as special teams coach with the New York Giants under Dan Reeves, and five seasons in Denver as defensive quality control and assistant special teams coach from 1988-92.