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John DeFilippo

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John DeFilippo (pronounced dee-fah-LIP-oh) joined the Eagles as the team’s quarterbacks coach during the 2016 offseason after spending the previous season as the offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns.

A native of Radnor, PA, DeFilippo starred at Radnor High School while his father, Gene, served as the athletic director at Villanova from 1993-97.

Under DiFilippo’s direction in 2015, Browns QB Josh McCown finished with a 93.3 quarterback rating, the fifth-highest mark in franchise history, while TE Gary Barnidge emerged as a threat in the passing game, setting career highs in receptions (79 - third among NFL tight ends), receiving yards (1,043 - fourth among NFL tight ends) and receiving touchdowns (nine - fourth among NFL tight ends). Before 2015, Barnidge had recorded only 44 catches for 603 yards and three touchdowns in 91 career games.

Prior to joining the Browns, DeFilippo served as the quarterbacks coach of the Oakland Raiders from 2012-14. In his final season in Oakland, DeFilippo helped develop second-round pick Derek Carr, who led all 2014 rookies in completions (348), passing yards (3,270) and passing touchdowns (21). Carr’s 348 completions are the second most by a rookie in NFL history, trailing only Sam Bradford’s 354 completions in 2010, and his 12 interceptions were the fewest by a rookie signal caller with at least 450 passing attempts in NFL history.

Born in Youngstown, OH, DeFilippo was a quarterback at James Madison, where he helped lead the Dukes to a conference championship as a senior in 1999. While in college, he also served as a summer coaching intern with the Carolina Panthers (1997) and Indianapolis Colts (1998).

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John DeFilippo (pronounced dee-fah-LIP-oh) joined the Eagles as the team’s quarterbacks coach during the 2016 offseason after spending the previous season as the offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns.

A native of Radnor, PA, DeFilippo starred at Radnor High School while his father, Gene, served as the athletic director at Villanova from 1993-97.

Under DiFilippo’s direction in 2015, Browns QB Josh McCown finished with a 93.3 quarterback rating, the fifth-highest mark in franchise history, while TE Gary Barnidge emerged as a threat in the passing game, setting career highs in receptions (79 - third among NFL tight ends), receiving yards (1,043 - fourth among NFL tight ends) and receiving touchdowns (nine - fourth among NFL tight ends). Before 2015, Barnidge had recorded only 44 catches for 603 yards and three touchdowns in 91 career games.

Prior to joining the Browns, DeFilippo served as the quarterbacks coach of the Oakland Raiders from 2012-14. In his final season in Oakland, DeFilippo helped develop second-round pick Derek Carr, who led all 2014 rookies in completions (348), passing yards (3,270) and passing touchdowns (21). Carr’s 348 completions are the second most by a rookie in NFL history, trailing only Sam Bradford’s 354 completions in 2010, and his 12 interceptions were the fewest by a rookie signal caller with at least 450 passing attempts in NFL history.

Born in Youngstown, OH, DeFilippo was a quarterback at James Madison, where he helped lead the Dukes to a conference championship as a senior in 1999. While in college, he also served as a summer coaching intern with the Carolina Panthers (1997) and Indianapolis Colts (1998).

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