Eagles Coaching Staff: What to know about each new coach

Eliot Shorr-Parks
February 06, 2020 - 5:01 pm
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The Eagles 2020 coaching staff has been announced.

Here is a breakdown of all the new Eagles' coaches, as well as their titles and responsibilities 

Rich Scangarello (Senior Offensive Assitant)

*** Scangarello was the offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos during the 2019 season, but was let go in January. He has spent most of his coaching career in college, but has been in the NFL since 2016, moving from the San Francisco 49ers to Denver. His time working under Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco was likely very appealing to the Eagles. 

*** Scangarello has bounced around quite a bit. He has had 12 jobs since 1998, with his longest stay being a four-year stint at UC Davis as their wide receiver/co-offensive coordinator. 

*** Scangarello was tasked with a tough job in Denver, working with veteran quarterback Joe Flacco and rookie Drew Lock. If Flacco becomes available as a free agent, his ties to Scangarello could make him an option as a veteran backup with the Eagles. 

Andrew Breiner (Pass Game Analyst)

*** Breiner has spent his entire coaching career in college, all along the offensive side of the ball.

*** His most recent job was the pass-game coordinator/quarterback coach for Mississippi State, where he coaches from 2018 to 2020. 

*** He was head coach at Fordham University from 2016 to 2017, but left to join Mississippi State. 

Press Taylor (passing-game coordinator/quarterbacks coach)

*** Hired as a quality control coach by Chip Kelly prior to the 2013 season when Kelly was putting together his initial staff. Was one of only a few coaches that Doug Pederson kept on when taking over in 2016. 

*** Was promoted to quarterback's coach prior to the start of the 2018 season. 

*** Just 32-years old, Taylor coached at Tulsa from 2011 to 2012 as a quarterback's coach. 

Aaron Moorehead(Wide Receiver Coach) 

Replacing: Carson Walch 

*** Played in the NFL from 2003-2007 for the Indianapolis Colts. He caught 31 passes for 330 yards and one touchdown in 36 games. He won the Super Bowl with the Colts in 2006, catching five passes during the playoff run. 

*** Moorehead started his coaching career as a graduate assistant for New Mexico in 2009 before moving to Stanford as a graduate assistant from 2010-2012, the same time Zach Ertz was at the school. 

*** Moorehead moved to receivers coach in 2013 with Virginia Tech. He then worked for Texas A&M in the same role from 2015 to 2017, before being hired by Vanderbilt in 2018. 

Marquand Manuel (Defensive Backs Coach)

Replacing: Corry Undlin

*** Coached with the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons, starting his coaching career in 2012 after seven years playing in the league. He coached special teams with the Seahawks in 2012 before moving to the defensive side of the ball in 2013. 

*** Was hired by the Falcons in 2013 as their secondary coach, and was their defensive coordinator from 2017 to 2018. He did not coach during the 2019 season. 

*** Manuel is viewed as a great teacher, and is given credit for the development of Keanu Neal, as well as helping both Ricardo Allen and Damontae Kazee make the transition from cornerback to safety. His first season as defensive coordinator in 2017 was a strong one, as the Falcons had a top 10 defense which helped them make a push to the playoffs. 

Matt Burke (Run Game Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach)

Replacing: Phillip Daniels

*** Hired by the Eagles in February of 2019 as a defensive special assistant 

*** Has coached in the NFL since 2004, with stops in Tennessee, Detroit, Cincinnati and Miami. He was the defensive coordinator for the Dolphins from 2017 to 2018, when the Dolphins ranked 29th and 27th in points allowed. 

*** Has a history with defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, as the two worked together in both Tennessee and Detroit from 2004 to 2013

Dino Vasso (Assitant Coordinator/Defense)

** Joined Eagles in 2016 

*** Vasso served as the assistant secondary coach during Philadelphia’s 2017 Super Bowl LII-winning campaign. That year the Eagles defense produced the fourth-most takeaways in the league (31) and ranked third in third-down defense (32.2 pct.). On the year, Philadelphia’s secondary gave up just 24 touchdown receptions, which marked the fewest touchdowns surrendered by an Eagles defense since 2008 (19).

***  Prior to arriving in Philadelphia, Vasso spent three seasons as a coaching assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs (2013-15). During his time in Kansas City, Vasso worked primarily with the secondary.

T.J. Paganetti (Assistant Run Game Coordinator/Assistant Running Backs Coach)

*** Paganetti originally joined the organization in 2015 as an analyst working with the offense and quarterbacks. He left following the 2013 season and rejoined the team in 2017. 

*** After his first two seasons with the Eagles, Paganetti returned to Oregon as a graduate assistant/linebackers coach for the 2015-2016 seasons.

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