Falcons announce additional coaching staff moves

League: NFL

Posted on: 31 Jan, 2024 at 09:40 PM

Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons, who hired former Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris as head coach last week, announced multiple appointments to their coaching staff Wednesday.

The team named Jay Rodgers as defensive line coach and Steve Scarnecchia as chief of staff, coaching operations.

The Falcons will retain the following coaches: Dwayne Ledford as run game coordinator/offensive line coach, T.J. Yates as quarterbacks coach, assistant head coach/defense Jerry Gray, senior defensive assistant Dave Huxtable, running backs coach Michael Pitre, director of coaching operations Sarah Hogan and coaching operations assistant Donavan Ellison.

Rodgers worked for the Los Angeles Chargers the past three seasons. He was outside linebackers coach and defensive run game coordinator in 2021 and defensive line coach and defensive run game coordinator from 2022-23.

Scarnecchia returns to the Falcons after spending the past three seasons with the New York Jets as the chief of staff for coach Robert Saleh.

Prior to his time with the Jets, Scarnecchia was assistant to the head coach for Atlanta for six seasons.

The Falcons hired new lead assistants earlier in the week, bringing on former Rams assistant Jimmy Lake as defensive coordinator and former Rams quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator Zac Robinson to be the offensive coordinator.

--Field Level Media