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Jonathan Gannon
Philadelphia Eagles
Position:Defensive coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1983-01-04) January 4, 1983 (age 39)
Cleveland, Ohio
Career information
High school:Saint Ignatius (OH)
College:Louisville
Career history
As a coach:
As an executive:
Coaching stats at PFR

Jonathan Gannon (born January 4, 1983) is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as an assistant coach for the Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons.

Early years

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Gannon attended Saint Ignatius High School where he was a successful three-sport athlete, winning a state championship in basketball as a point guard, a district champion as a hurdler in track, and was also a standout wide receiver and defensive back.[1]

Gannon went on to play at the University of Louisville until he suffered a career-ending injury. He remained with the program as a volunteer assistant during the 20032005 seasons.[2] He was a graduate assistant the next season for Louisville's win in the 2006 Orange Bowl.

Coaching career

Atlanta Falcons

In 2007, Gannon was hired by the Atlanta Falcons as a defensive quality control coach, following Bobby Petrino to the National Football League.

St. Louis Rams

In 2009, Gannon was hired by the St. Louis Rams as a college scout. He was promoted to a pro scout in 2010 and left the Rams in 2011.

Tennessee Titans

In 2012, Gannon returned to coaching and was hired by the Tennessee Titans[3] as a defensive quality control coach, a position he would serve until 2013.

Minnesota Vikings

In 2014, Gannon was hired by the Minnesota Vikings as their assistant defensive backs and defensive quality control coach. He would serve in this role for four seasons before leaving the Vikings following the 2017 season.

Indianapolis Colts

In 2018, Gannon was hired by the Indianapolis Colts as their defensive backs and cornerbacks coach under head coach Frank Reich and stayed there until 2020.[4]

Philadelphia Eagles

In 2021, Gannon was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as the Defensive Coordinator.

References

  1. ^ "How a hip injury led to Jonathan Gannon becoming Eagles' new defensive coordinator". NJ.com. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "5 Things You Should Know About New Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon". NBC Philadelphia. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  3. ^ Boclair, David. "Three Former Titans Assistants Come Together on NFC Team's Staff". Sports Illustrated Tennessee Titans News, Analysis and More. Retrieved May 28, 2021.
  4. ^ "Eagles have reportedly found their next defensive coordinator". RSN. Retrieved May 28, 2021.