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Jaguars hire Dom Capers as senior defensive assistant

Dom Capers

Veteran coach Dom Capers has joined the Jacksonville Jaguars’ coaching team as a senior defensive assistant, the team announced Tuesday.

Capers will be working closely with defensive coordinator Todd Wash under head coach Doug Marrone. In the official statement, Marrone said he is looking forward to working with the respected veteran:

“Dom Capers is one of the most respected defensive coaches in the game today, and he has been for many years. His defenses have long been among the most effective and productive in the NFL. He has career experiences and accomplishments that will benefit our coaches and our players. He adds a unique perspective and veteran presence that will be valuable assets to immediately help us. I look forward to working with Dom and having him on our staff.”

Capers’ first coordinator position came in 1992 with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where the defense ranked in the top three twice and the Steelers advanced to the playoffs all three seasons he was there. He was also the defensive coordinator for the Jaguars from 1999-2000, and most recently for the Packers from 2009-17. The Packers went to the playoffs in each of Capers’ first eight seasons there, and they won Super Bowl XLV.

Capers has also held head coaching positions with the Carolina Panthers (1995-98) and Houston Texans (2002-05), among other NFL jobs he has held.

Additionally, Dom Capers also coached on the college level for Kent State, Hawaii, San Jose State, California, Tennessee and Ohio State. Jim Mora Sr., Bill Cowher, tom Coughlin, Nick Saban, Bill Belichick and Mike McCarthy are just a few of the many head coaches Capers has worked under.