Jets CEO Christopher Johnson, coach Adam Gase and general manager Mike Maccagnan answer questions from the media during a news conference on Jan. 14, 2019, in Florham Park.


Jets Announce Adam Gase's Coaching Staff

February 08, 2019 - 2:51 pm


Adam Gase is the man who will lead the Jets on the sidelines during the 2019 season, but he’ll still need some help in the form of a competent coaching staff.

We already knew Gregg Williams had been named as defensive coordinator, and now we know the rest of the new hires and returnees. On Friday, the Jets announced Gase’s completed 21-man staff.

Dowell Loggains (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks) and Brant Boyer (special teams coordinator) were also announced as hires before Friday.

Jim Bob Cooter is one name that jumps out from the list. He will be the running backs coach. Cooter was hired as the Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach in 2014 before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2015. He served as OC in Detroit until the end of this past season, when the team declined to renew his contract.

The defensive line coach, Andre Carter, is another noteworthy hire. Carter, a former Patriot, once had four sacks in a Sunday night game against the Jets in 2011.

Joe Vitt also joins the staff. Vitt has spent 40 seasons working in the NFL and has a connection to Gase, who is married to his daughter.

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Here’s the full list of the coaching staff that will work under Gase:


Shawn Jefferson — Assistant Head Coach Offense/Wide Receivers

Jim Bob Cooter — Running Backs

John Dunn — Tight Ends

Frank Pollack — Offensive Line

Derek Frazier — Assistant Offensive Line

Bo Hardegree — Offensive Assistant


Frank Bush — Assistant Head Coach Defense/Inside Linebackers

Andre Carter — Defensive Line

Joe Vitt — Senior Defensive Assistant/Outside Linebackers

Blake Williams — Defensive Assistant

Eric Sanders — Defensive Assistant


Dennard Wilson —Passing Game Coordinator/Defensive Backs

Steve Jackson — Defensive Backs Assistant

Jeff Hammerschmidt — Special Teams Assistant

Robby Brown — Defensive Assistant

Justus Galac — Strength & Conditioning

Aaron McLaurin — Strength & Conditioning Assistant

Joseph Giaccobe — Strength & Conditioning Assistant