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Official: Schneider, special teams staff named


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars' new direction has a new special teams coordinator, too.

Like much of the new direction, he brings extensive NFL experience.

Brian Schneider, a 13-year NFL special teams coordinator who spent the last 11 seasons in the position with the Seattle Seahawks, has been named the Jaguars' special teams coordinator. The Jaguars announced the move Thursday as they announced Head Coach Urban Meyer's new coaching staff – a group that includes special teams assistant Carlos Polk.

The Jaguars named Meyer the sixth head coach in franchise history on January 14.

Schneider, the Seahawks special teams coordinator from 2010-2020, spent a season as the special teams coordinator at the University of Southern California in 2009. He was the Oakland Raiders' special teams coordinator from 2007-2008 and worked at the college level before that.

His career before the Raiders: Iowa State special teams/tight ends (2006), UCLA special teams/linebackers/safeties (2003-2005), Colorado State special teams coordinator/tight ends (1997-2002) and Colorado State graduate assistant (1994-1996).

Polk, a 10-year NFL coaching veteran, spent 2019 as the assistant special teams coach for the Dallas Cowboys. His career to date: Cowboys assistant special teams (2019), Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant special teams (2014-2018), Cowboys coaching intern (2013), San Diego Chargers special teams assistant (2010-2012) and Grossmont (Calif.) College linebackers/special teams.

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