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Eagles announce coaching staff changes

The Eagles have announced the following coaching staff changes on the first day of Training Camp:


Dennard Wilson - Defensive Passing Game Coordinator/Defensive Backs

Jeremiah Washburn - Defensive Ends/Outside Linebackers

Alex Tanney - Assistant Quarterbacks/Offensive Assistant

Tyler Scudder - Defensive Assistant

Eric Dickerson - Offensive Quality Control

New Hire

Scott Kaniecki - Administrative Assistant to the Head Coach

Dennard Wilson added the title and responsibilities of defensive passing game coordinator during the 2022 offseason after originally joining the Eagles as the defensive backs coach in 2021. In his first season with the Eagles, Wilson supported a defense that allowed the fifth-fewest explosive plays (117), eighth-fewest passing yards per attempt (6.8), and 10th-fewest total yards per game (328.8) in the NFL. Wilson coached the New York Jets' defensive backs from 2017-20, including two years as the passing game coordinator (2019-20). He played an important role in the development of safety Jamal Adams, directing him to All-Pro and Pro Bowl accolades following the 2018-19 seasons. From 2015-16, Wilson coached the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams' defensive backs. He originally entered the NFL coaching ranks as a defensive quality control coach (2012-14) with St. Louis following a four-year stint (2008-11) as a pro scout with the Chicago Bears. Wilson was a team captain and three-year starter at defensive back at Maryland, earning All-ACC honors in 2004. After his collegiate playing career, Wilson was signed by Washington as an undrafted rookie. A native of Upper Marlboro, MD, Wilson graduated with a degree in communications from Maryland in 2004. He and his wife,Taihitia, have a daughter, Riley, and a son, Reece.

Jeremiah Washburn has more than two decades of experience as an NFL coach and scout. He enters his fourth overall year with Philadelphia and first as the team's defensive ends/outside linebackers coach. He previously served as a senior defensive assistant from 2020-21. In 2021, Washburn helped prepare an Eagles defense that allowed the ninth-fewest rushing yards per game (107.9) and 10th-fewest total yards per game (328.8) in the NFL. Additionally, the defensive line featured two first-time Pro Bowlers in defensive tackle Javon Hargrave and defensive end Josh Sweat. Washburn originally joined Philadelphia's staff as an advanced projects coordinator during the 2019 offseason. Prior to his time with the Eagles, Washburn served as the offensive line coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2018. He also spent the 2017 campaign as the Chicago Bears' offensive line coach after working as the assistant offensive line coach for the Dolphins in 2016. Washburn originally started his NFL coaching career with the Detroit Lions as an offensive line coach (2013-15) and assistant offensive line coach (2009-12). From 2003-08, Washburn was an area scout (2005-08) and player personnel assistant (2003-04) for the Baltimore Ravens. He was also a football operations assistant for the Carolina Panthers in 2002. A native of Shelby, NC, Washburn played guard at Arkansas and worked at his alma mater as a graduate assistant (2000-01). Washburn is married to his wife, Susan. The couple has two daughters, Ally and Megan, and a son, Drew.

Alex Tanney was named the Philadelphia Eagles' assistant quarterbacks coach/offensive assistant during the 2022 offseason. A former NFL quarterback, he originally joined the team as an offensive quality control coach in 2021 after returning from his nine-year playing career (2012-20). In his first coaching season, Tanney supported an offense that led the league with team records in both rushing yards (2,715) and rushing touchdowns (25). Philadelphia also ranked fourth in third-down percentage (franchise-record 45.7 pct.) and allowed the fifth-fewest giveaways (16). Tanney served as a backup quarterback throughout his playing career. After originally entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs (2012), Tanney also spent time with the Dallas Cowboys (2013), Cleveland Browns (2013), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014), Tennessee Titans (2014-15, 2015-17), Buffalo Bills (2015), Indianapolis Colts (2015) and New York Giants (2018-20). A native of Lexington, IL, Tanney graduated from Monmouth with a degree in business administration and economics. His two older brothers, Matt and Mitch, are also in the sports industry. Matt is the athletics director at Wabash College (IN) and Mitch previously served as the director of analytics for the Denver Broncos. Tanney and his wife, Rebecca, have three sons: Gunnar, Wyatt, and Barrett.

Tyler Scudder enters his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles as well as his first as a defensive assistant. He was originally hired by the team as a coach's assistant during the 2021 offseason. Prior to Philadelphia, Scudder served as a senior defensive quality control coach at Iowa State (2018-20). Before his stint with the Cyclones, Scudder coached the linebackers at Duquesne from 2014-17 and added responsibilities as a co-defensive coordinator beginning in 2015. With his assistance, the Dukes led the Northeast Conference in scoring defense and rushing defense in 2015 and produced the 10th-ranked total defense in the FCS during the 2016 season. In 2013, Scudder was the director of player personnel at Western Michigan, where he helped the Broncos assemble the No. 1 recruiting class in Mid-American Conference history, according to Rivals. Scudder began his coaching career as the wide receivers/special teams coach at Plymouth State (NH) in 2009. A native of Gettysburg, PA, Scudder attended West Virginia, where he earned a bachelor's degree in public relations. He and his wife, Ashley, have three sons: Owen, Henry, and Abe.

Eric Dickerson enters his second year with the Philadelphia Eagles, named an offensive quality control coach during the 2022 offseason. He originally joined the team as a defensive assistant in 2021. In his first season with the Eagles, Dickerson contributed to a defensive unit that surrendered the fifth-fewest explosive plays (117) in the NFL, while ranking 10th in opponent yards per game (328.8). Philadelphia also tied for the second-most defensive touchdowns (5) in the league. Dickerson began his career in Philadelphia during Training Camp in 2021 as a part of the NFL's Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship Program. Prior to coming to the Eagles, Dickerson spent three years at Duke as a football analyst (2018-20), working on special teams as well as with the wide receivers and tight ends on offense. Dickerson started his career in 2017 at his alma mater, South Carolina State, where he coached the tight ends and fullbacks. A 2016 graduate of South Carolina State with a political science degree, Dickerson was a four-year starter and two-year captain on the offensive line, helping the Bulldogs to conference championships in 2013 and 2014.

Scott Kaniecki joined the Philadelphia Eagles' coaching staff as the administrative assistant to the head coach during the 2022 offseason. Kaniecki, who enters his eighth year working in the NFL, came to Philadelphia after spending seven seasons (2015-21) with the Cleveland Browns. During his time in Cleveland, Kaniecki worked in the personnel department in remote roles (2015, '19-21) and as a scouting assistant (2016-17). Furthermore, he contributed to the Browns' coaching staff as a defensive quality control coach in 2018, working primarily with the linebackers. Prior to his tenure with Cleveland, Kaniecki mentored the linebackers and defensive backs at the Colorado School of Mines from 2012-14. He was also a quality control coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania during the 2008-11 seasons. In 2008, Kaniecki crossed paths with Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni, who coached the Crimson Hawks' wide receivers. Kaniecki played collegiately as a wide receiver at SUNY Brockport from 2004-07. He earned a bachelor's degree from SUNY Brockport as well as a master's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Kaniecki and his wife, Erin, have a daughter, Madelyn.

Training Camp is here! The Eagles arrived at the NovaCare Complex on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's first practice.

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