Tony Oden headed to Tampa Bay to coach defensive backs
|Written by Josh Kendall|
Posted by: Josh Kendall on January 30, 2013
After one year as the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive backs coach, Tony Oden has now landed in Tampa Bay on the staff of Greg Schiano, CoachingSearch.com has learned.
Oden left the Jaguars after one season when new Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley hired Dewayne Walker to coach the defensive backs. In Tampa Bay, Oden is replacing Ron Cooper, who was let go after one year. Cooper caught on at South Florida with Willie Taggart.
Before joining the Jaguars staff, Oden spent six years in New Orleans, the last of those as the primary defensive backs coach. The Cleveland native played college football at Baldwin-Wallace College.
Two weeks ago, Greg Schiano also hired former Arizona Cardinals assistant John McNulty as quarterbacks coach.
Josh Kendall is a staff writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered the SEC for more than 15 years for papers such as the Athens Banner-Herald, Macon Telegraph, and The State. He’s the father of two boys who he’s hoping don’t inherit his wide receiver frame and offensive guard feet. Follow @EyeOnCoaches on twitter and send your feedback to email@example.com
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