Dave Fipp To Coach Special Teams

The Eagles won’t officially announce their coaching staff until every position is filled; that’s how Chip Kelly wants it.

Safe to say, though, that Dave Fipp will be named special teams coordinator when that time comes.

The 38-year-old Fipp, who served as an assistant special teams coach in Miami for the past two seasons, was spotted at Senior Bowl practice Wednesday wearing an Eagles sweatshirt. He was congratulated by San Diego head coach Mike McCoy on his new assignment.

“”I have heard great things,” McCoy said.

Fipp has five years of NFL coaching experience. He worked as an assistant special teams coach in San Francisco from 2008-10 before moving onto Miami. His collegiate resume includes stints as defensive coordinator both at Cal Poly and San Jose State.

The San Diego native interviewed at the University of New Hampshire when Kelly was coaching there. While they never ended up working together, they maintained a connection.

The Dolphins were fourth overall on special teams last season, according  to the rankings of Dallas Morning News’ Rick Gosselin, while the Eagles were 28th.

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  • ICDogg

    I hear nothing but good things about Fipp.

  • eagle fan dwn south

    We heard abt bobby as well

  • Myke Lowery

    after seeing this picture on profootballtalk…I believe he’ll definitely fire up the special teams.

    I also read he worked at Nevada..the birthplace of the pistol offense.

    • John


    • kfreds

      that’s awesome

    • UKEagle99

      Lol thats got to be his blocked punt face :-)

    • hillbillybirdsfan

      It’s unlikely he’ll be disillusioned with his new job, as he is going into it with his eyes wide open.

  • I’m Fippin out over this!

  • djack10

    safe to say at this point that bobby april was a total bust?

  • PaoliBulldog

    Fipp looks like a solid hire — but I’m still baffled by Bobby April’s lack of success the past two seasons. He was special teams coach of the year twice and had been widely regarded as one of the best in the business. Maybe the attitude problems weren’t confined to the defensive line.