Jacksonville, FL, United States (AHN Sports) – Mike Mularkey has been named the new head coach of the Jaguars.
Mularkey, the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive coordinator since 2008, will be introduced to the media at a news conference Wednesday.
“Mike recognizes the challenge and opportunity before all of us, and that’s to make the Jacksonville Jaguars one of the premier franchises in the National Football League, bar none,” Jacksonville owner Shahid Khan said in a statement. “In simple terms, Mike is aiming high.”
Mularkey was head coach of the Buffalo Bills from 2004-2005 and spent two seasons with the Miami Dolphins before joining Atlanta.
Mularkey, 50, is an 18-year NFL coaching veteran who worked as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive coordinator from 2001-2003 after serving as the Steelers’ tight ends coach from 1996-2000.
He began his NFL coaching career in 1994 as the quality control coach with Tampa Bay. He was the tight ends coach with the Buccaneers in 1995.
Mularkey played tight end at the University of Florida from 1980-1982 and went on to play nine seasons in the NFL for Minnesota and Pittsburgh.
The Bills went 14-18 in Mularkey’s two seasons as head coach, including a 9-7 record in 2004 after an 0-4 start.