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O'Neil, Weeks Join Ryan's Coaching Staff

The New York Jets announced the hiring of defensive quality control coach Jim O’Neil and defensive assistant Jeff Weeks. The announcements were made by head coach Rex Ryan.

O'Neil spent the last three seasons serving as recruiting coordinator and safeties coach at Eastern Michigan University. In 2005 he was the defensive coordinator, defensive backs coach and punt return coach at his alma mater, Towson University. From 2003-05 he was a graduate assistant at Northwestern. In 2002 he was an assistant offensive line coach at Penn, which won the Ivy League title. Prior to his time with the Quakers, he was an assistant offensive line/tight ends coach at Albany.

A native of Philadelphia, O'Neil played at Central Bucks West High School, where Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine was an assistant coach, and was later a three-year defensive end starter at Towson.

Weeks was a defensive assistant for the Raiders in 2008. A 22-year coaching veteran, Weeks coached with Ryan at Morehead State (1990-91) and Oklahoma (1998). Weeks has also coached collegiately at Texas A&M–Kingsville (2005-06), Southeastern Oklahoma State (2004), Trinity Valley (Texas) CC (2000-03) — where he coached Jets DB Drew Coleman — Fort Scott (Kansas) CC (1999), Glendale (Arizona) CC (1997) and Phoenix (Arizona) CC (1996).

A wide receiver, Weeks was a college roommate of Rex and Rob Ryan at Southwest Oklahoma State before transferring and graduating from Northwest Oklahoma State in 1986. He was an all-state football player at College High School in Bartlesville, Okla.

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