Eagles Finish Coaching Staff Shuffle
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Eagles have officially unveiled their 2020 coaching staff by adding four coaches and shuffling the duties of four others.
The newcomers are senior offensive assistant Rich Scangarello, wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead and pass game analyst Andrew Breiner on the offensive side and defensive backs coach Marquand Manuel taking over for Cory Undlin, who is now the defensive coordinator in Detroit.
As expected Press Taylor was named passing game coordinator while also remaining as quarterback coach, enabling him to continue to work with Carson Wentz on a day-to-day basis.
Matt Burke is the new defensive line coach, replacing Phillip Daniels, and will also be the defensive run game coordinator for Jim Schwartz while Dino Vasso was promoted to assistant coordinator/Defense. The only change was T.J. Paganetti adding assistant run game coordinator to his job as assistant RB coach.
Here are the bios for each new coach:
Rich Scangarello – Senior Offensive Assistant
Scangarello joins the Eagles coaching staff as a senior offensive assistant after spending the 2019 season as the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos. Scangarello brings 17 years of collegiate coaching experience and six years of NFL coaching experience to Philadelphia.
Prior to his time with the Broncos, Scangarello spent two seasons (2017-18) as the quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers. In addition to his stints with Denver and San Francisco, Scangarello served as an offensive quality control/assistant quarterbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders in 2009 and an offensive assistant for the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.
Scangarello began his collegiate coaching career in 1998 as a graduate assistant at UC-Davis. He went on to work as a grad assistant at Idaho in 2000 before becoming the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Carleton College. Scangarello returned to Idaho to serve as the quarterbacks coach from 2002-03 before he began a five-year tenure at UC-Davis, first working as the team’s passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach from 2004-07 and then as the co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2008.
In addition to his early college coaching positions, Scangarello has also coached at Millsaps College (2010-11), Northern Arizona University (2012-14) and Wagner College (2016).
Aaron Moorehead – Wide Receivers Coach
Moorehead has been hired as the Eagles wide receivers coach after spending the last two years coaching the same position at Vanderbilt University.
Prior to coaching at Vanderbilt, Moorehead coached the wide receivers at Texas A&M from 2015-17. He began his coaching career as an offensive graduate assistant at the University of New Mexico in 2009 and went on to coach at Stanford University (2010-12) and Virginia Tech (2013-14).
A native of Deerfield, IL, Moorehead played collegiately at the University of Illinois and went on to enjoy a five-year NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts. During his time in the NFL, Moorehead compiled 31 catches for 330 yards and helped the Colts capture Super Bowl XLI in 2006.
Andrew Breiner – Pass Game Analyst
Breiner joins the Eagles coaching staff from Mississippi State where he has spent the last two seasons as the Bulldogs pass game coordinator/quarterbacks coach.
Prior to joining the Mississippi State staff, Breiner was the head coach at Fordham University from 2016-17. During his first year as head coach, Breiner led Fordham to an 8-3 record, marking the most wins by a first-year head coach in the school’s modern era. Additionally, the 2016 Rams ranked fourth in the FCS in both total offense (498.2 ypg) and scoring offense (40.1 ppg).
Before becoming head coach of the Rams, Breiner served as Fordham’s offensive coordinator from 2012-15. In 2014, Breiner’s offense set new single-season school records in rushing yards (2,353), points (569) and rushing touchdowns (31), and in 2013, quarterback Mike Nebrich was named the 2013 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year after setting Fordham single-season records in completions (353), passing yards (4,380) and passing touchdowns (35).
A native of Hummelstown, PA, Breiner earned four letters as a wide receiver at Lock Haven University. Breiner began his coaching career at his alma mater in 2006, spent two seasons coaching at Allegheny College (2007-08) and coached three years at the University of Connecticut (2009-2011) before beginning his coaching tenure at Fordham.
Marquand Manuel – Defensive Backs Coach
Manuel joins the Eagles coaching staff as the defensive backs coach and most recently served as the defensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons from 2017-18.
In 2017, Manuel’s Falcons defense finished in the top 10 in yards per game (318.4, 9th), rushing yards per game (104.1, 9th), red zone defense (45.8 pct., 5th) and points per game (19.7, 8th). Prior to being named defensive coordinator, Manuel worked for the Falcons as a secondary coach/senior defensive assistant from 2015-16.
Manuel began his NFL coaching career in 2012 as a defensive assistant/special teams assistant for the Seattle Seahawks.
Before getting into coaching, Manuel enjoyed an eight-year NFL career as a defensive back for the Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions. A sixth-round draft choice of the Bengals in 2002, Manuel finished his NFL career with 332 tackles, two interceptions, 16 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and 36 tackles on special teams.
A native of Miami, Manuel was a four-year letterman at the University of Florida where he finished his career with 308 tackles and 6 interceptions. He graduated in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in criminology & law.
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