D.J. Eliot was hired as the Philadelphia Eagles' linebackers coach during the 2023 offseason. A 25-year coaching veteran, Eliot previously served as Temple's defensive coordinator/outside linebackers coach in 2022.
With the Owls, Eliot directed a defense that ranked ninth in the country in sacks per game (3.2), 10th in tackles for loss per game (7.3) and also 24th in passing yards allowed per game (198.6). Overall, Temple tallied 38 sacks, which more than doubled the defense's total from 2021 (15). Eliot also mentored linebacker Layton Jordan to a career-high nine sacks, which ranked second in the American Athletic Conference.
Prior to his time at Temple, Eliot spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator/linebackers coach at Kansas (2019-20). Seven players earned postseason honors during his tenure, including Eagles linebacker Kyron Johnson, who was named All-Big 12 honorable mention in 2020.
Before his stint at Kansas, Eliot was the defensive coordinator/outside linebackers coach for two seasons at Colorado (2017-18), where he mentored Eagles linebacker Davion Taylor. In 2018, his unit finished third in the conference in opponent third-down conversion rate (36.4 pct.) and fourth in opponent yards per play (5.2), opponent red zone touchdown efficiency (51.6 pct.) and sacks (29, tied). During the 2017 season, he guided defensive back Isaiah Oliver to first-team All-Pac 12 accolades.