HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Feb. 20, 2006) -- Bryan Cox was hired as Jets assistant defensive line coach, one of the bigger names on the staff of new coach Eric Mangini.
The Jets finally announced their assistants Feb. 20. Brian Schottenheimer, son of Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer will serve as offensive coordinator, and Bob Sutton was promoted from linebackers coach to defensive coordinator.
Mangini retained special teams coach Mike Westhoff, defensive line coach Denny Marcin, defensive backs coach Corwin Brown, assistant running backs/special teams coach Sam Gash, defensive quality control coach Jason Mandolesi and head strength and conditioning coach Markus Paul.
Cox begins his first season as a coach, following a 12-year NFL career. He played in 165 regular-season games, making 144 starts, while with the Miami Dolphins (1991-95), Chicago Bears (1996-97), Jets (1998-00), New England Patriots (2001) and New Orleans Saints (2002).
Jimmy Raye rejoined the Jets following two seasons as the assistant head coach/offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders. Raye was a Jets assistant from 2002-03. Richie Anderson, who played his first 10 seasons in the NFL as a fullback for the Jets, is assistant receivers coach.
The others hired: Brett Bech, assistant strength and conditioning coach; Mike Devlin, assistant offensive line coach; Andy Dickerson, coaches assistant; Jim Herrmann, linebackers coach; Rick Lyle, assistant strength and conditioning coach; Noel Mazzone, wide receivers coach; Jason Michael, offensive quality control; and Tony Wise, offensive line coach.