Ron Middleton
New York Jets
Position:Tight ends coach
Personal information
Born: (1965-07-17) July 17, 1965 (age 57)
Atmore, Alabama
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school:Escambia County (AL)
College:Auburn
Undrafted:1986
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
  • Troy (1997–1998)
    Tight ends coach/offensive tackles coach/assistant special teams coach
  • Ole Miss (1999–2001)
    Tight ends coach/special teams coach
  • Ole Miss (2002–2003)
    Running backs coach/special teams coach
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (20042006)
    Tight ends coach/assistant special teams coach
  • Alabama (2007)
    Tight ends coach/special teams coach
  • Duke (2008–2012)
    Assistant head coach/tight ends coach/special teams coach
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (20132020)
    Tight ends coach/assistant special teams coach
  • New York Jets (2021–present)
    Tight ends coach/assistant head coach
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:42
Receiving yards:266
Receiving touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Ronald Allen Middleton (born July 17, 1965) is an American football coach and former player. He is the tight end coach and assistant head coach for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). Middeton played professionally as a tight end for the Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Redskins of the NFL. He played college football at Auburn University. He played on the Escambia County High School "Blue" Devils football team in Atmore, Alabama. Middeton has coached for Troy Trojans, the Ole Miss Rebels, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Playing career

Ron was a tight end out of Auburn where he won three bowl games. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent and played for the Atlanta, Washington, Cleveland, Los Angeles Rams and San Diego.

Coaching career

After eight years with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a tight end/special teams coach, Middleton joined Robert Saleh on his New York Jets coaching staff as tight ends coach in 2021. In Week 16 of the 2021 season, Middleton served as the acting Head Coach of the New York Jets after Saleh tested positive for COVID-19. The Jets won over the Jacksonville Jaguars 26-21 on December 26. He also was the head coach at the 2022 Senior Bowl for the National Team when the Jets were chosen to be one of the coaching staffs for the game.