New defensive coach joins the Eagles initially appeared on NBC Sports activities Philadelphia
Jay Valai, who obtained his NFL teaching begin below Andy Reid with the Chiefs, is becoming a member of Nick Sirianni Eagles’ teaching workers, based on Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston.
Valai was simply employed by the College of Houston 12 days in the past after leaving Texas.
The Eagles have already got Dennard Wilson in place as secondary coach, so it’s not precisely clear what position Valai may have, however he could possibly be an assistant place coach, a safeties coach or a high quality management coach – or one thing else completely.
That is Valai’s sixth job since 2017.
Valai, a local of Euless, Texas, simply north of Dallas, performed school soccer at Wisconsin, the place he was a three-year starter at security from 2008 by 2010 and had two interceptions in 48 video games.
Amongst his teammates at Wisconsin have been Chris Maragos, Beau Allen and J.J. Watt.
Valai graduated in 2010 and based on a bio from when he coached at Rutgers, he based Grindhouse Sports activities Coaching in Dallas in 2012 with former NFL cornerback Kevin Mathis and remained there by 2016.
He obtained his first teaching job as a defensive high quality management assistant on the College of Georgia in 2016 below Kirby Good after which spent 2018 as a high quality management coach with the Chiefs, working below former Eagles defensive coordinator Emmitt Thomas, who was the Chiefs’ secondary coach, and former Eagles cornerback Al Harris, who was CBs coach.
Valai then coached at Rutgers in 2019 and Texas in 2020 earlier than accepting a job at Houston earlier this month.
Based on the Aug. 30, 2008, version of the Wisconsin State Journal, Valai hoped to develop into a sports-radio talk-show host after he graduated from Wisconsin.
“That’s an incredible job, to speak sports activities all day and receives a commission for it,” he instructed the paper. “No better job to me.”
Valai is the tenth assistant coach reported to affix Nick Sirianni’s teaching workers:
Head coach: Nick Sirianni
Defensive coordinator: Jonathan Gannon
Offensive coordinator: Shane Steichen
Particular groups coordinator: Michael Clay
Quarterbacks coach: Brian Johnson
Passing sport coordinator: Kevin Patullo
Tight ends: Jason Michael
Offensive line: Jeff Stoutland
Line of defense: Tracy Rocker
Defensive backs: Dennard Wilson
TBA: Jay Valai