The Jaguars coaching staff is starting to fill out, as the team has decided on their coordinators, and have now moved on to hiring positional coaches and assistants. According to Adam Caplan, they may have another coach incoming on the offensive side of the ball.
Tony Sparano Jr (Bills TE coach 2015-2016) will be joining #Jaguars as an assistant OL coach, source said.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 20, 2017
If the name sounds familiar, it’s because he is the son of former NFL head coach Tony Sparano. As Caplan mentions, it looks like Sparano Jr. will be joining the Jaguars as an assistant offensive line coach. That’s a pretty interesting note, considering his father’s calling card has always been offensive line, a position he currently coaches for the Minnesota Vikings. The elder Sparano also spent a season under Tom Coughlin as the Jaguars tight ends coach, back in 2002.
As Caplan points out, Sparano Jr. spent the last two seasons working with the Buffalo Bills as their tight ends coach. He got his start in the NFL working under his father with the Miami Dolphins, serving as their offensive quality control coach. Following that, he spent three seasons with the New York Jets, working as a seasonal intern, offensive intern, and offensive assistant.
Sparano Jr. will be working with newly-hired offensive line coach Pat Flaherty.