A coaching veteran with 34 years of experience, Roy Istvan enters his fifth season as the Philadelphia Eagles' assistant offensive line coach.
With the Eagles, Istvan has helped four offensive linemen earn a combined eight Pro Bowl honors – guard Brandon Brooks (2020), guard Landon Dickerson (2023), tackle Lane Johnson (2020, '23) and center Jason Kelce (2020, '21-23). He has additionally assisted Johnson (2021, '22) and Kelce (2019, '21-22) to multiple Associated Press All-Pro honors.
In 2022, when Philadelphia advanced to Super Bowl LVII after its 14-3 campaign, Istvan supported a unit that paved the way for numerous single-season franchise records, including points (477), total touchdowns (59), scrimmage touchdowns (57), rushing touchdowns (32, tied for fourth in NFL history), total first downs (385), third-down success rate (45.9 pct.), fourth-down conversions (22) and red zone touchdown efficiency (67.8 pct.). Furthermore, the Eagles' offensive line featured three Pro Bowl picks and two alternates (tackle Jordan Mailata and guard Isaac Seumalo), making it one of the most decorated position groups in team history.
During the 2021 campaign, Istvan aided an offensive line that blocked for the top rushing offense in the league, as Philadelphia finished first with a franchise record in rushing yards (2,715). The Eagles also paced the NFL in rushing first downs (163) and yards before contact per rush (2.3).
Prior to joining Philadelphia's staff, Istvan served as the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Keiser University (Fort Lauderdale, FL) during the program's inaugural season in 2018.