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Safeties Coach: Tim Hauck


A former Eagles safety from 1999-2002, Tim Hauck joined the Eagles coaching staff as the team's safeties coach in 2016.

In his first season with the Eagles, Hauck coached a starting safety tandem comprised of Pro Bowl veteran Malcolm Jenkins and 2016 free-agent signee Rodney McLeod. Jenkins returned two interceptions for touchdowns in 2016, becoming the fourth player in franchise history to produce multiple INT-TDs in a single season. McLeod, in his first season with the Eagles, led the defense with a career-high 117 tackles, while also posting career highs in INTs (three) and passes defensed (10).

Prior to joining the Eagles, Hauck served as the defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach for UNLV from 2013-14, where he worked alongside his brother Bobby, who was the Rebels head coach at the time.

In Hauck's first season at UNLV (2013), the Rebels pass defense showed dramatic improvement, as the unit jumped from 90th to 36th in opponent pass efficiency and from 68th to 41st in passing yards allowed.

Prior to his time at UNLV, Hauck coached the Cleveland Browns defensive backs in 2012 where he worked with Sheldon Brown, Tashaun Gipson, Joe Haden, Buster Skrine and T.J. Ward.

Hauck first entered the NFL coaching world in 2009 when he was hired as an assistant secondary coach with the Tennessee Titans. He served in that role with Tennessee for two seasons and helped coach CBs Cortland Finnegan, Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner and safeties Chris Hope and Michael Griffin. Under Hauck's direction in 2010, Verner played in all 16 games with 12 starts as a rookie and notched a career-high 85 tackles with three interceptions and 11 passes defensed. That season, Griffin earned his second trip to the Pro Bowl and was named second-team All Pro by the Associated Press after starting all 16 games and logging career highs in tackles (153) and passes defensed (14).

The year before he entered the NFL coaching ranks, Hauck served as the safeties coach at UCLA in 2008. In his lone season with the Bruins, UCLA finished eighth overall in the NCAA in pass defense, giving up just 167.7 yards per game. While at UCLA, Hauck coached future NFL S Rahim Moore. That year, Moore was named to the All-Pac-10 Freshman team by and earned honorable mention Freshman All-American from

Hauck began his coaching career in 2004 at his alma mater, the University of Montana. While coaching at Montana, Hauck served as the team's safeties coach from 2004-06 and the secondary coach in 2007. At Montana, Hauck helped develop future NFL players Colt Anderson and Jimmy Wilson. Anderson went on to play four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and was named the team's Special Teams MVP in 2011.

Prior to coaching, Hauck enjoyed a 13-year career in the NFL, playing safety for the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.

In 183 career regular-season games, Hauck made 28 starts while compiling 357 tackles (223 solo), one interception, 16 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. A standout on special teams, Hauck logged 162 career special teams tackles.

Prior to a brief stint with the 49ers as the end of the 2002 season, Hauck spent four years with the Eagles, where he played in 51 games with 18 starts, while logging 158 tackles (78 solo), an interception, seven passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Hauck starred on special teams for the Birds during his time in Philadelphia and notched 47 tackles, finishing second on the team in 2000 with 25 and third on the team with 21 in 2001.

Hauck's most extensive NFL defensive action came in his first season with Philadelphia (1999), when he started at strong safety alongside Brian Dawkins and finished second on the team with a career-high 122 tackles. That season, Hauck added his first-career interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. In the nine seasons prior to his arrival in Philly, Hauck appeared in 132 games with the Patriots, Packers, Broncos, Seahawks and Colts, and totaled 197 tackles (143 solo) and 114 tackles on special teams.

A two-time first team All-American free safety at Montana (1988-89), Hauck earned three letters with the Grizzlies and was named the team's MVP in 1988 and 1989. Hauck logged 305 tackles during his career, including a school-record 129 as a senior in 1989. His 15 career interceptions are the third-most in school history, while his nine blocked kicks rank first in Grizzlies annals.

Hauck earned his bachelor's degree in business education from Montana in 1989.

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