Cedric Figaro and Darryl Jackson will serve as coaches for the 2007 Jacksonville Jaguars training camp as part of the NFL's Minority Coaching Fellowship Program. Figaro currently serves as the linebackers and special teams coordinator at Barron Collier High School in Naples, Fla., while Jackson is the receivers coach at Florida Atlantic University.
Figaro, who was a sixth-round pick of San Diego in 1988, played seven seasons in the NFL as a linebacker for the Chargers, Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns. He also played for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europa from 1995-98. Figaro began his coaching career as linebackers and special teams coach for the Admirals and followed with a stint as defensive coordinator with the Dusseldorf Panthers of the European League. Figaro left Europe to become Dean of Students/Head Football Coach at Vermillion Catholic High School in Abbeville, La., where he stayed from 2000-02. He served as head coach at St. Bernard High School in Louisiana in 2003 before joining the coaching staff at Barron Collier High School in 2005. He graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in psychology.
Jackson, who has 15 years of coaching experience, began his coaching career at the University of San Diego where he was a four-year starter at defensive back from 1987-1990. Jackson served as running backs coach for his alma mater from 1991-94. He also spent time at the University of Redlands (1994-95), Indiana State (1995-97) and Boise State (1997-2000). At Boise State, Jackson worked under current Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter as wide receivers coach. Jackson followed Koetter to Arizona State where he was wide receivers coach from 2000-06. He was responsible for a unit that played a major role in the Sun Devils finishing in the top five in total offense in 2004 and 2005. He received a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and a master's degree in education from San Diego.