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Jets Add Three Assistant Coaches

Lombardi and Vrable to Work with the Offense, Giacobbe Becomes a Member of the Strength Staff


The Jets continued to fill out their offensive staff, announcing the hirings of offensive assistant/assistant quarterbacks coach Mick Lombardi (pictured above) and offensive assistant Jason Vrable. The team also made an addition to their strength staff as Joe Giacobbe will serve as an assistant strength and conditioning coach to Justus Galac.

Lombardi spent the past four seasons on the 49ers staff and was an offensive quality control coach in 2016. He also held the positions of offensive assistant, defensive assistant and assistant to the head coach with San Francisco.

A student assistant coach at Fordham in 2009-10, Lombardi started his NFL career as a scout with the Patriots in 2011.

Vrable, who was the Bills offensive quality control coach from 2013-15, served as Buffalo's assistant quarterbacks coach last season.

Most recently at St. Peter's, Giacobbe designed and implemented year-round training programs for all of the school's 19 Division I sports programs. From 2012-15, Giacobbe was the director of player performance for the Rutgers football program. He played center and nose tackle as a Scarlet Knights walk-on from 2002-06, helping RU win its first bowl game in program history as a player and contributing to the school's Big East title in 2012 as a coach.

Giacobbe is a fascial stretch therapist and a certified strength and conditioning specialist and registered strength and conditioning coach from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

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