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Two Assistants Added To Coaching Staff

Posted Jan 27, 2016

The Eagles added two more members to head coach Doug Pederson's staff on Wednesday as the team agreed to terms with defensive line coach Chris Wilson and offensive quality control/assistant wide receivers coach Joe D'Orazio.

Wilson was hired by Missouri following the 2015 season, but had spent the past two seasons with the USC Trojans as their defensive line coach.

“I sat down with him, actually, this morning, and had a great interview with him. (Defensive coordinator) Jim Schwartz and I spent about 2 1/2 hours with him and he’s got attention to detail, fundamentals, he’s a technician," head coach Doug Pederson said. "He’s worked with some of our guys before, he’s recruited some of our guys before, actually, so he’s very aware of the talent that we have and he’ll fit our system well.”

Wilson is familiar with defensive end Fletcher Cox as the two worked together at Mississippi State. From 2010-12, Wilson was the defensive coordinator and defensive line coach and helped turn Cox into the Eagles' first-round pick in 2012.

At USC, Wilson worked with Leonard Williams, who was the No. 6 overall pick of the New York Jets in last year's NFL Draft. Working in the collegiate ranks in the past 23 years, Wilson has also worked at Oklahoma, Colorado and Georgia.

In the 1990s, Wilson had coaching internships with three NFL teams.

A two-time team captain at Oklahoma, Wilson was a 12th-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 1992.

Joe D’Orazio joins the Eagles’ coaching staff as an offensive quality control/assistant wide receivers coach after spending the 2015 season as the tight ends coach at Columbia University. A native of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, D’Orazio began his coaching career in 2011 at the University of Chicago, where he also worked with tight ends. He then spent the following season as a defensive graduate assistant at the University of Utah before joining the Kansas City Chiefs as the senior assistant to head coach Andy Reid, a position he held for two years.

Prior to his coaching days, D’Orazio was a four-year letterman and three-year starting center at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned first-team All-Ivy League honors twice during his collegiate career and won two Ivy League championships with the Quakers. The summer following his graduation, D’Orazio worked as an Eagles’ Training Camp operations intern.

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