FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Jets have hired former LSU assistant coach Thomas McGaughey as special teams coordinator.
McGaughey replaces Ben Kotwica, who left Rex Ryan’s coaching staff to take a similar position with the Washington Redskins.
McGaughey spent three seasons with LSU, working as the Tigers’ special teams coordinator and helping lead them to the BCS national title game in 2011. He went to LSU after working as the Giants’ assistant special teams coordinator for four seasons, including being part of the team that won the Super Bowl in 2008.
The Jets announced the addition of McGaughey on Twitter. Meanwhile, the 40-year-old responded to a flood of congratulatory tweets.
McGaughey, a former defensive back for the University of Houston, has also coached with the Cougars, the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs and the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe. He was also a pro scouting assistant with the Houston Texans.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Giants Come From Behind To Beat Jets, 21-20
- Red-Hot Mets Clobber Phillies, 12-1
- Jets, Giants Fans Ready For Snoopy Bowl
- Flawless Fowler Builds 1-Shot Lead At Barclays
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)