The New York Jets announced the hiring of assistant special teams coach Louie Aguiar, tight ends coach Steve Hagen, assistant offensive line coach Ron Heller, assistant strength and conditioning coach Pierre Ngo and assistant defensive line/linebackers coach Jeff Weeks.
Mike Devlin has been named offensive line coach. Offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo will not return and assistant tight ends coach Lance Taylor has accepted a position with the Carolina Panthers as their assistant wide receivers coach.
Aguiar (Utah State) begins his NFL coaching career after previously overseeing the Aguiar Kicking Academy that holds a pro/free agent camp for draft-eligible and free-agent athletes every spring. Entering the NFL in 1991, Aguiar spent time with the Jets (1991-93), Kansas City (1994-98), Green Bay (1999) and Chicago (2000). He played in 152 games and recorded a gross average of 41.2 yards on 758 punts. He was named All-Pro second team in 1995.
Devlin moves over to coach the offensive line after spending the previous five seasons as tight ends/assistant offensive line coach. He joined the team in 2006 after serving four seasons with Arizona, first as offensive quality control (2000) and then as assistant offensive line coach. A former fifth-round selection by Buffalo in the 1993 NFL Draft, he played in 101 games over seven seasons, contributing to the Bills (1993-95) and Cardinals (1996-99).
Hagen joins the Jets after spending the previous four seasons as Cleveland's tight ends coach. He also coached tight ends for the Browns from 2001-03 before moving to quarterbacks coach in 2004. Coaching primarily on the college level since 1984, Hagen's stops have included North Carolina (2007-08), Fresno State (2006), California (1999-2000), San Jose State (1997-98), Wartburg (1996), UNLV (1990, '94-95), Nevada (1992-93), Kent State (1991), Notre Dame (1989-90), Northern Arizona (1987-88), Kansas (1985-86) and Illinois (1984). Hagen earned NAIA All-America honors as a senior WR at Cal Lutheran.
Heller joins the Jets after spending the previous season as the offensive line coach for the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL. Beginning his coaching career in 2004, he has also coached in NFL Europe (Amsterdam Admirals), the CFL (Toronto Argonauts) and the NFL (Jacksonville Jaguars). A fourth-round pick of the Buccaneers in 1984, he played 12 seasons in the NFL with Tampa Bay, Philadelphia and Miami.
Weeks returns to the Jets after spending three seasons with the team as defensive assistant (2009), outside linebackers coach (2010) and assistant defensive line coach (2011). Weeks coached on both the college and NFL levels since 1987. He graduated from SW Oklahoma State (1985) after spending four years at NW Oklahoma State (1981-84), where he played WR and received All-Oklahoma honors in 1982.
The current New York Jets coaching staff: