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Coaches

Jim Haslett
Defensive Coordinator
College:
Indiana
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Experience:
29

Jim Haslett, who has experienced success in all facets of the National Football League, including as a player, coordinator and head coach, enters his fourth season as the Redskins’ defensive coordinator in 2013 after having joined the team on January 15, 2010.

He is the only person to be recognized as a College Football Hall of Famer (2001), AP NFL Coach of the Year (2000) and AP Defensive Rookie of the Year (1979).

Haslett is a veteran of 28 NFL seasons, including nine as a player, 12 as an assistant coach and seven as a head coach.

Jim Haslett, who has experienced success in all facets of the National Football League, including as a player, coordinator and head coach, enters his fourth season as the Redskins’ defensive coordinator in 2013 after having joined the team on January 15, 2010.

He is the only person to be recognized as a College Football Hall of Famer (2001), AP NFL Coach of the Year (2000) and AP Defensive Rookie of the Year (1979).

Haslett is a veteran of 28 NFL seasons, including nine as a player, 12 as an assistant coach and seven as a head coach.

Last season, Haslett and his staff sent three linebackers to the Pro Bowl, including second-team All Pro London Fletcher, who won the NFC Defensive Player of the Month award for December. Haslett’s unit was in the top five in the NFL in takeaways, rushing yards allowed and passes defensed in 2012 despite losing two starters for the season in Week 2.

The Redskins finished fourth in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL with 31 takeaways. The Redskins’ 31 takeaways were the team’s most since registering 34 in

2001. The Redskins had seven games in which they registered two or more interceptions for the first time since 1999, coincidentally the last time they were crowned NFC East division champs until 2012. The Redskins finished the season as one of seven teams in the league to allow fewer than 100 rushing yards per game (95.8), ranking third in the NFC, fifth in the NFL and 11th-best in team history.

In 2011, Haslett’s defense vastly improved in its second year in a 3-4 scheme, finishing as the 13th-ranked defense in the league after ranking 31st in 2010. His defensive secondary also improved to 12th in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (222.1) after ranking 31st (261.7) in 2010. His unit produced 41 sacks in 2011, the most for the Redskins since 2000 (45).

Haslett was instrumental in helping transition veteran defensive lineman Barry Cofield from a 4-3 defensive tackle to the nose tackle position as well as help transition rookie linebacker Ryan Kerrigan to a two-point stance after playing defensive end throughout college at Purdue.

His tutelage of Kerrigan paid dividends instantly, as the rookie caused a turnover in three of his first four career NFL games (one interception vs. NYG, and a forced fumble in games at DAL and at STL) and was named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Month for September.

With Haslett’s revamped defensive line of Cofield, free agent acquisition Stephen Bowen and a career-best season from Adam Carriker, linebacker London Fletcher amassed an NFL-high and career-high 166 tackles in 2011. Fletcher was also named to the Associated Press 2011 NFL All-Pro Team.

In 2010, Haslett transitioned the Redskins into a 3-4 scheme, a move that helped the team increase its takeaways. The Redskins’ 27 takeaways and 14 interceptions were both the team’s highest total since 2005.

His unit produced three Pro Bowlers, Fletcher, linebacker Brian Orakpo and cornerback DeAngelo Hall, with Hall being named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Hall tied a career high with six interceptions in 2010, including an NFL record-tying four-interception performance at Chicago in Week 7.

Haslett’s scheme helped Orakpo become one of the league’s predominant edge rushers, as Orakpo became the first Redskins player ever selected to Pro Bowls in each of his first two seasons.

Haslett served as the head coach for the New Orleans Saints from 2000-05 and was the interim head coach for the St. Louis Rams for a portion of the 2008 season. Haslett previously served as defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints in 1996, the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1997-99, and the St. Louis Rams in 2006, 2007, and for the first four games of 2008 before being elevated to head coach.

Haslett spent the 2009 season coaching the UFL’s Florida Tuskers, which he led to a perfect 6-0 regular season record and a championship game appearance and earning UFL Coach of the Year honors.

During Haslett’s first head coaching stint, the Saints were 42-38 during his first five seasons, including one NFC West Championship, with just one losing season (7-9 in 2001).

He was a unanimous selection as Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year in 2000, when he led the Saints to their first playoff victory in franchise history. He was also honored as NFL Coach of the Year by The Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly.

Prior to becoming the Saints’ head coach, Haslett made his mark as defensive coordinator in Pittsburgh, where he helped the Steelers win the AFC Central division in 1997. In his three years there, Haslett guided his defense to NFL rankings of sixth, 12th, and 11th, respectively.

The units were particularly stout against the run, leading the league twice, and finishing third once, in rushing yards allowed per attempt. Linebacker Chad Brown, linebacker Levon Kirkland (twice), safety Carnell Lake (twice), defensive tackle Joel Steed and cornerback Rod Woodson all earned Pro Bowl selections under Haslett’s watch.

Haslett began his NFL coaching career as the Los Angeles Raiders’ linebackers coach in 1993. After two seasons there, he took the same role in New Orleans in 1996, before being promoted to defensive coordinator in 1997.

Haslett also served as defensive coordinator for the World League of American Football’s Sacramento Surge (1991-92) and the University at Buffalo (1989-90), where he joined the coaching profession in 1988 as linebackers coach.

Haslett originally entered the NFL as a second-round draft choice of the Buffalo Bills in 1979. As an inside linebacker, he would go on to win Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year that season and followed it up with an All-Pro selection in 1980.

He played seven seasons for the Bills (1979-85) and was later named to the franchise’s Silver Anniversary Team. Haslett finished his playing career with the New York Jets in 1987.

Haslett was born December 9, 1955, in Pittsburgh, where he attended Avalon High School. He played collegiately at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he was a four-time Little All-America selection, playing defensive end and linebacker. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001.

Haslett is married to his wife, Beth, with whom has three children. His oldest daughter, Kelsey, is a student at Clemson.

His son, Chase, is a quarterback at Illinois, and his youngest daughter, Libby, is entering her senior year of high school. The family currently resides in Ashburn, Va.

 

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