Larry Pasquale is leaving his position as the Jaguars' special teams coordinator. Pasquale departs as the only special teams coordinator the Jaguars have had in their first five seasons. The 58-year-old Pasquale, who has been coaching in the NFL for the last 21 seasons, joined the Jaguars staff in January of 1995.
"Larry has been an outstanding coach and has done a great job for the Jaguars," Coughlin said. "His extensive experience in the NFL and his expertise have made him a valuable resource for us. He is a Marv Levy disciple, which is as good as it gets in special teams. Larry leaves here with our respect and our gratitude."
In five seasons under Pasquale the Jaguars special teams units blocked 14 kicks while allowing just three blocks. They also scored 10 touchdowns on special teams and allowed only one. In addition, punter Bryan Barker and kicker Mike Hollis both earned Pro Bowl honors and kick returner Reggie Barlow was a Pro Bowl alternate.
"The Jacksonville Jaguars organization has done so much for me and my family," Pasquale said. "I'm so proud to have been a small part of what has been accomplished here. The Jaguars have a true team concept, and because of that, it works. The leadership – starting with Wayne Weaver and Tom Coughlin – is the reason for the success. Jacksonville is fortunate to have great fans, great leadership and a great organization."
In his NFL career, Pasquale's special teams units have scored 43 touchdowns in the regular season and preseason, while allowing just four blocked punts in 20 seasons. Pasquale began his NFL coaching career in 1979 with the Detroit Lions. From 1979 through 1999 he coached special teams for the Lions, New York Jets, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Jaguars. In 1990 while with San Diego, Pasquale was selected as the NFL's special teams coach of the year.
Prior to joining the NFL, Pasquale coaching for four years at the high school level, 11 in college football, and two seasons in the Canadian Football League. In all, Pasquale has been coaching football for 38 years.