Eagles Make More Coaching Staff Changes

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

Chip Kelly and the Eagles announced more changes to their coaching staff today.

The team has brought on Princeton inside linebackers coach Stephen Thomas as defensive quality control coach. Meanwhile, assistant special teams coach Matthew Harper is now the assistant defensive backs coach. And Michael Clay moves from defensive quality control coach to assistant special teams coach.

Thomas, 31, spent the past three seasons at Princeton. The Brooklyn, N.Y. native played defensive back at the University of Buffalo. He coached at Cortland from 2007 to 2008 before moving on to the University of Delaware, where he coached the linebackers and secondary for two seasons.

In 2011, Thomas coached at Southern Mississippi.

Earlier this offseason, the Eagles added Ryan Day to coach the quarterbacks. Bill Musgrave left to become the Oakland Raiders’ offensive coordinator.

Justin Peelle was named tight ends coach, and Ted Williams moved into the scouting department. Cory Undlin was named the defensive backs coach, while John Lovett was moved into scouting.

Barring something unforeseen, it appears that Kelly’s staff is now complete. Here are all the names:


Pat Shurmur – offensive coordinator
Ryan Day – quarterbacks coach
Duce Staley – running backs coach
Bob Bicknell – wide receivers coach
Jeff Stoutland – offensive line coach
Justin Peelle – tight ends coach
Greg Austin – assistant offensive line coach
Press Taylor – offensive quality control coach


Billy Davis – defensive coordinator
Jerry Azzinaro – assistant head coach/defensive line coach
Bill McGovern – outside linebackers coach
Rick Minter – inside linebackers coach
Cory Undlin – defensive backs coach
Matthew Harper – assistant defensive backs coach
Mike Dawson – assistant defensive line coach
Stephen Thomas – defensive quality control coach

Special teams/strength

Dave Fipp – special teams coordinator
Michael Clay – assistant special teams coach
Shaun Huls – sports science coordinator
Josh Hingst – strength and conditioning coach
Quadrian Banks – assistant strength and conditioning coach
Keith Gray – assistant strength and conditioning coach