Jonathan Himebauch
Tampa Bay Vipers
Himebauch at a Toronto Argonauts game in 2018
Born: (1975-08-13) August 13, 1975 (age 46)
Greenwich, Connecticut
Career information
Position(s)Offensive Line Coach
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight295 lb (134 kg)
CollegeUSC
Career history
As coach
2003Calgary Stampeders (OL)
2004UNLV (OL)
2005Harvard-Westlake School (HC)
2006–2008San Diego State (OL)
20092011Montreal Alouettes (OL)
2012–2013Wake Forest (OL)
2014Edmonton Eskimos (OL)
2015Toronto Argonauts (AHC/OL)
2016Nevada (OL)
20172018Toronto Argonauts (OL)
2019San Antonio Commanders (OL)
2020–presentTampa Bay Vipers (OL)
As player
1998Arizona Cardinals (preseason)
1999Rhein Fire
1999Kansas City Chiefs (preseason)
1999Toronto Argonauts
2001Los Angeles Xtreme
2002Rhein Fire (World Bowl)
Career highlights and awards

Jonathan Himebauch (born August 13, 1975) is a professional American football offensive line coach. As a player, he was an offensive lineman and played over parts of five years with various teams in different leagues.

Playing career

He was an offensive lineman and co-captain at the University of Southern California from 1993 to 1998. Professionally, Himebauch was an NFL free agent Offensive Lineman with the Arizona Cardinals (1998), Kansas City Chiefs (1999). He also played for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe (1999 and 2002) and Canadian Football League Toronto Argonauts (1999), along with the Los Angeles Xtreme of the XFL in (2001).

Coaching career

Himebauch's first coaching experience as Offensive Line coach at Damien High School in LaVerne, CA (1998) and Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (1999). He then moved to the collegiate ranks as Offensive Graduate Assistant at UNLV (2000–01). He was the Offensive Line Coach at Santa Barbara City College (2002).

His first professional coaching experience was in the CFL for the Calgary Stampeders in 2003. He then returned to coach the Offensive Line for former USC and Los Angeles Rams head coach John Robinson at UNLV in 2004. Himebauch then took over as Head Coach for Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood, CA in 2005. Himebauch returned to the collegiate ranks to coach the Offensive Line at San Diego State University in 2006–2008. Himebauch then coached the offensive line for the Montreal Alouettes for head coach Marc Trestman through 2009–2011 where they won back-to-back Grey Cup Championships in 2009–2010. Himebauch went on to coach the offensive line at Wake Forest for Jim Grobe for the 2012–2013 seasons.

In 2014, Himebauch returned to the CFL with the Edmonton Eskimos. In 2015, he was promoted to assistant head coach and offensive line coach with the Toronto Argonauts. He eventually returned to the college ranks as the offensive line coach for Brian Polian at Nevada in 2016 before rejoining Toronto a year later.[1]

In 2019, Himebauch joined Mike Riley's staff with the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football as offensive line coach.[2] On May 29, 2019, Himebauch was hired as the offensive line coach for the XFL's Tampa Bay Vipers; the hire reunited him with Trestman who had become the Vipers' head coach.[3][4]

During the offseason Himebauch works with Nike at The Opening camps as lead Offensive Line Coach for elite high school football players across the country.

References

  1. ^ "Himebauch back on Argos coaching staff". 13 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Commanders Finalize First-Year Coaching Staff". Alliance of American Football. January 2, 2019. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Parks, Greg (August 5, 2019). "Connecting the dots: Finding the commonalities among Tampa Bay's coaching staff, and with Summer Showcase players". XFL Board. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Bassinger, Thomas (June 3, 2019). "Tampa Bay XFL team hires former USF executive Josh Bullock as its president". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved October 14, 2019.