Michael Ghobrial

Special Teams Assistant

College: UCLA

Hometown: Torrance, Calif.

Experience: 1 year


Michael Ghobrial begins his first season with the New York Jets after joining Robert Saleh's staff as the assistant special teams coach on February 11, 2021. For Ghobrial, this season marks his first full season in the NFL after spending 11 seasons coaching college football, the last five as a special teams coordinator.

Prior to joining the Jets, Ghobrial served as the special teams coordinator at Washington State (2020), Hawai'i (2018-19) and Tarleton State (2016-17). Following his first season at Tarleton State, he spent training camp with the Lions as part of the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship.

Ghobrial began his coaching career at his alma mater, UCLA, first as an undergrad assistant (2009-10), then a quality control coach (2011) and finally as a graduate assistant (2012-13). Following his time with the Bruins, he coached at Syracuse (2014) and Colorado Mesa (2015), serving as the team's co-special teams coordinator in addition to coaching the defensive line and outside linebackers.

Spent two seasons as a defensive end with the UCLA Bruins, where he earned his bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in social science and comparative education.


New York Jets | 2021-Present

Assistant Special Teams - 2021-Present

Washington State | 2020

Special Teams Coordinator - 2020

Hawai'i | 2018-19

Special Teams Coordinator - 2018-19

Detroit Lions | 2017

Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship - 2017

Tarleton State | 2016-17

Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Line/Outside Linebackers - 2016-17

Colorado Mesa University | 2015

Co-Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Line/Outside Linebackers - 2015

Syracuse | 2014

Graduate Assistant - 2014

UCLA | 2009-13

Graduate Assistant - 2012-13

Quality Control - 2011

Undergraduate Assistant - 2009-10


UCLA (Defensive End) - 2006-07