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.