Jets retain most assistant coaches

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – Following the contract extension of Head Coach Rex Ryan, the Jets announced that they have re-signed most of their assistants who’s contracts were up following this past season. Defensive Coordinator Dennis Thurman, RB’s Coach Anthony Lynn, DL Coach Karl Dunbar, WR’s Coach Sanjay Lai and OL Coach Mike Devlin all have all re-signed.

Jets continue continuity by retaining most of their assistant Coaches.

Quality Control Assistant Bobby April III was promoted to LB’s coach and will replace Brian VanGorder who left to become Notre Dame’s defensive coordinator. The only vacancy left is filling the Special Teams Coordinator position which was vacated by Ben Kotwica who left for the same position in Washington. There have been rumors that the Jets may try to lure former Special Teams Coordinator Mike Westhoff back out of retirement but Westhoff has publicly stated he is happy with his new life as a TV personality for SNY.

Here is the Jets current coaching staff:

Head Coach-Rex Ryan

Offensive Coordinator — Marty Mornhinweg

Defensive Coordinator — Dennis Thurman

Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs — Anthony Lynn

Assistant Special Teams — Louie Aguiar

Linebackers — Bobby April III

Offensive Line — Mike Devlin

Defensive Line — Karl Dunbar

Head Strength & Conditioning — Justus Galac

Tight Ends — Steve Hagen

Assistant Offensive Line — Ron Heller

Wide Receivers — Sanjay Lal

Quarterbacks — David Lee

Defensive Backs — Tim McDonald

Assistant Strength & Conditioning — Pierre Ngo

Assistant Strength & Conditioning — Paul Ricci

Assistant Defensive Backs — Brian Smith

Assistant Defensive Line/Linebackers — Jeff Weeks

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