Heath Farwell enters his first season with the Jaguars as the team's special teams coordinator. Farwell spent the last three seasons (2019-21) as the Bills special teams coordinator after stops with the Panthers and Seahawks. He brings six years of NFL coaching experience and eight years of NFL playing experience as a linebacker.
In 2021, Farwell coached K Tyler Bass, who made 28-of-32 field goal attempts, including a 57-yard field goal (tied for seventh-longest in the NFL last season). Farwell also worked with P Matt Haack, who finished the season with a 42.9 gross punting average and placed 18 punts inside the 20. WR Isaiah McKenzie ranked sixth in the NFL in kick return average (24.3).
In 2020, Bills P Corey Bojorquez led the NFL in gross punting average (50.8) and ranked fifth in net punting average (44.0). In addition, Bass set multiple team records, including points scored (141) and field goals in a single game (six). Bass also set the NFL record for longest field goal by a rookie in postseason history (54 yards). Farwell helped WR Andre Roberts lead the league in yards per kick return (30.03) and earn Pro Bowl and Second-Team All-Pro recognition. The Bills special teams unit held opponents to an average of 17.9 yards per kickoff return, the third-lowest in the league, in 2020.
In his first year as Buffalo's special teams coordinator in 2019, Roberts ranked fourth in the league with 704 kickoff return yards. Bojorquez tied for third in the NFL with 34 punts inside the 20.
Prior to joining Buffalo, Farwell was the assistant special teams coach with the Panthers in 2018 and helped Carolina hold opponents to 406 kickoff return yards during the regular season, ranking fourth in the league.
In 2017, Farwell worked as a coaching assistant/assistant special teams coach with the Seahawks. Seattle accumulated 1,004 kickoff return yards and one return TD.
Prior to his coaching career, Farwell played linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings (2005-10) before joining the Seattle Seahawks (2011-14). With Seattle, he served as the special teams captain when the Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII.
Farwell began his collegiate career at San Jose State in 2000 before transferring to San Diego State (2002-04) and playing in the NFL. Farwell grew up in Corona, Calif., and he and his wife, Julie, have two sons, Brock and Beau, and a daughter, Dylan.