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Monachino joins staff

Ted Monachino has joined Jack Del Rio's Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff as assistant defensive line coach. Monachino most recently served as defensive line coach for Arizona State University. Monachino replaces Todd Howard, who was recently named defensive line coach for UCLA following three seasons with the Jaguars.

Monachino, 39, spent the past five seasons at Arizona State under head coach Dirk Koetter. Terrell Suggs, a first-round draft choice of the Baltimore Ravens in 2003, played under Monachino and set the NCAA single-season records for sacks (24) and tackles for loss (31.5) in 2002. That year Suggs earned numerous national awards including the Bronco Nagurski Award for best defensive player in the nation, and the Rotary Lombardi Award for top interior lineman in the nation.

Monachino started his coaching career in the high school ranks in Missouri at Hannibal High School (1990, 1994-95) and Pacific High School (1991-93) before moving to the collegiate ranks. He served as an assistant coach at Texas Christian (1996-98), James Madison (1998-99), Southwest Missouri State (1999-2000) and Boise State (2000). In 2000, the defensive line helped Boise State lead the Big West in total defense, rushing defense and sacks.

A native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Monachino was a three-year letter-winner in football at the University of Missouri, where he graduated in1990. Monachino, a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and his wife, Amy, have three children.

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