John Pease
Biographical details
Born(1943-10-14)October 14, 1943
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 16, 2021(2021-08-16) (aged 77)
Playing career
1961–1962Fullerton College
Position(s)Running back, linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1968–1969Utah (GA)
1970–1974Fullerton College (DC/LB)
1974–1976Long Beach State (LB)
1977Utah (LB)
1978–1982Washington (DL)
1983–1985Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars (DL)
1986–1994New Orleans Saints (DL)
1995–2000Jacksonville Jaguars (DL)
2001–2002Jacksonville Jaguars (DC)
2004–2005New Orleans Saints (DL)
2009–2010Utah (AHC/DL)
2015Utah (DC/DL)

John Pease (October 14, 1943 – August 16, 2021) was an American football coach who held various positions in the pro and college ranks. Pease had his last coaching position at the University of Utah, where he was the defensive coordinator during the 2015 season. He was the defensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2002.[1] Prior to his promotion with the Jaguars, he served as their defensive line coach from the team's inception in 1995 through 2002. He served two stints with the New Orleans Saints as their defensive line coach, from 1986 to 1994 and 2004 to 2005. He served as the assistant head coach for the Utah from 2009 to 2010. Pease retired once again in 2015 after spending one season as Utah's defensive coordinator.[2] He died at the age of 77 in 2021.[3]


  1. ^ Utah Bio Archived April 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Pease retires, Utah names Scalley defensive coordinator". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  3. ^ "John Pease, popular Utah football assistant coach, dies at 77". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
Sporting positions Preceded byGary Moeller Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive Coordinator 2002 Succeeded byMike Smith