Bob Sutton enters his second season with the Jaguars as the team's senior defensive assistant and has more than 40 years of coaching experience, including 22 seasons at the NFL level.
Sutton spent 2019-20 as a senior defensive assistant with the Atlanta Falcons after spending six seasons (2013-18) as the defensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs. From 2019-20, the Falcons allowed the league's ninth-fewest rushing yards (107.9) and produced 41 takeaways.
He spent six seasons as Kansas City's defensive coordinator, helping the Chiefs compile a 65-31 record. In Sutton's tenure with the Chiefs, the team produced the second-most takeaways (165) and allowed the league's third-fewest points (20.3). The Chiefs earned 17 Pro Bowl berths on defense under Sutton, including S Eric Berry, DE Tamba Hali and CB Marcus Peters, who all earned multiple Pro Bowl nods.
Prior to joining the Chiefs, Sutton spent 13 seasons with the New York Jets serving in a variety of roles including linebackers coach, defensive coordinator and assistant head coach.
Before his time with the Jets, Sutton was the defensive coordinator at the United States Military Academy from 1983-90 before being named head coach in 1991. The 1996 Army squad won the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy, while Sutton won the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award, making him the first Army coach since Tom Cahill in 1966 to earn the award. One of six finalists for the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award, he was named the Metropolitan Football Writers Division I Coach of the Year and the GTE Regional Coach of the Year by the AFCA.
Sutton's first job in the coaching ranks was a graduate assistant under Bo Schembechler at the University of Michigan in 1972 and 1973 prior to serving as a linebackers coach at Syracuse University in 1984.
Sutton graduated from Eastern Michigan. He and his wife, Debbie, have two children, Andrew and Sarah, and three grandchildren, Molly, Marissa and Walker.