DAN SHAMASH returns to the New York Jets after joining Robert Saleh's staff as the situational football/game management coordinator on February 1, 2022. Shamash, who first worked with the Jets in 2008, has been in the NFL for the last 14 seasons, coaching both sides of the ball.
Prior to joining the Jets, Shamash spent five seasons with the Chargers (2017-21) in a variety of roles on the offense. Over his time with Los Angeles, he helped coach an offense that ranked in the Top 10 in the league four times. Working with tight ends, Hunter Henry twice posted single-season best in receptions (2020 & 2019), while he assisted receivers, Keenan Allen set a then-franchise record with 102 receptions (2017), the fourth most in the NFL.
Working on the defensive side of the ball in Jacksonville (2014-16), Shamash served as a defensive quality control coach on the same staff as Saleh (linebackers coach). In 2016, the Jaguars defense finished sixth in the league, allowing 321.7 yards per game and just 5.00 yards per play (ranked third).
In Tampa Bay (2012-13), Shamash worked closely with Head Coach Greg Schiano in football aspects ranging from situational football and game management to daily practice, squad meetings and research projects.
With the Browns (2009-11), he was an offensive assistant for two seasons, assisting with the offense line (2009) – as Alex Mack was named to the All-Rookie Team and Joe Thomas earned All-Pro honors – and then working with the tight ends (2010) – as Ben Watson led all AFC TEs in receptions. In addition, he worked with offensive coordinator Brian Daboll in preparation for daily practice scripting, scheduling and game planning, while also assisting Head Coach Eric Mangini on studying situational football.
Starting his time in the league as an intern with the Jets (2008), Shamash also served as a defensive assistant with Columbia University.
A native of New York City, Shamash earned his undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. He played four years for the Tartans at inside linebacker, helping CMU to an 11-1 record in 2006 — the winningest season in school history.
Shamash and his wife, Cassie, have two daughters, Liana and Emma.
New York Jets | 2022-Present
Situational Football/Game Mgmt. Coor. - 2022-Present
Special Events & Game Ops. Intern - 2008
Los Angeles Charger | 2017-21
Offensive Assistant - 2021
Assistant Tight Ends - 2018-20
Quality Control-Offense/Asst. WRs - 2017
Jacksonville Jaguars | 2014-16
Defensive Quality Control - 2014-16
Tampa Bay Buccaneers | 2012-13
Quality Control to the Head Coach - 2012-13
Cleveland Browns | 2009-10
Offensive Assistant - 2009-10
Columbia University | 2008
Defensive Assistant - 2008
Carnegie Mellon University (Inside Linebacker) - 2004-07