Defensive Coordinator

A defensive coordinator is typically a coach on a gridiron football team who is in charge of the defense. Generally, along with his offensive counterpart, he represents the second level of command structure after the head coach. The defensive coordinator is generally in charge of managing all defensive players and assistant coaches, of developing a general defensive game plan, and of calling the plays for the defense during the game. At higher levels of football (college and professional), the defensive coordinator typically has a number of assistant coaches working under him; usually coaches primarily responsible for the various defensive positions on the team (such defensive line, linebackers, or defensive backs).

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Rick Smith (American Football, Born 1948) - Coaching Career
... In 1986, Smith was the defensive backs coach for the University of Alabama and he held the same position at Baylor University from 1987 through 1989 ... From 1990 through 1995, Smith was the defensive backs coach at the University of Kentucky and became defensive coordinator there in 1996 under head coach ... From 1997 through 1998, he was the defensive coordinator for Tulane University, which went undefeated in 1998 ...
Chris Cosh - Coaching Career
... He has been a defensive coach since he started as a student assistant at Virginia Tech in 1983 ... coach Bill Snyder, before returning to Maryland as their defensive coordinator and linebackers coach with head coach Ralph Friedgen ... to come out of retirement to help the Wildcats) as assistant head coach (to Snyder) and co-defensive coordinator alongside Vic Koenning ...
List Of Auburn High School People - Professional Area - Sports
1984–1985) pitched in Game 4 of 1985 World Series Vic Shealy 1979 Defensive coordinator, Kansas Jayhawks won national championship as head coach of Azusa Pacific University (NAIA) in 1998 David ...
Sean Mc Dermott - Coaching Career - Philadelphia Eagles
... Eagles in 1998 as a scouting administrative coordinator, a position he held until being promoted to assistant to the head coach in 1999 ... He then became defensive quality control coach and later assistant defensive backs coach ... In 2003 he replaced Steve Spagnuolo as defensive backs coach, as Spagnuolo was assigned linebackers coach ...
Sean Mc Dermott
... Sean McDermott (born March 21, 1974) is an American football defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League ... He served as defensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles from 2009–2010, a position he took over shortly before his predecessor, Jim Johnson, died of cancer ... Considered one of the most promising young defensive coaches in the National Football League, McDermott reportedly drew interest for the defensive coordinator jobs of the Denver Broncos and the Green Bay Packers ...

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