The New York Jets have announced the hiring of Kerry Locklin as defensive line coach and have retained Mike Devlin as assistant offensive line/tight ends coach. The announcements were made by head coach Rex Ryan.
Locklin joins the Jets after nine seasons as the defensive line coach at Fresno State. He has also coached collegiately at Eastern Michigan (1995-99), Morehead State (1990-93), Utah (1989) and Western New Mexico (1988) and for Shreveport in the CFL (1994).
As a player, Locklin was an All-WAC tight end at New Mexico State. He played three years in the NFL (Rams, 1982-83, Broncos, 1987) and two seasons in the USFL (1984-85).
Devlin returns for his fourth season with the team. Before joining the Jets, he coached collegiately at Toledo (2004-05) and in the NFL at Arizona (2000-03) after a seven-year NFL career with the Bills and Cardinals.