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Here is a look at the Jets’ new position coaches – Craig Thomas

Assistant Special Teams Coach Louie Aguiar (Utah State/Livermore, CA)

He begins his NFL coaching career after previously overseeing the Aguiar Kicking Academy that holds a pro/free agent camp for draft eligible and free agent athletes every spring. Entering the NFL in 1991, Aguiar spent time with the Jets (1991-93), Kansas City (1994-98), Green Bay (1999) and Chicago (2000). He played in 152 games and recorded a gross average of 41.2 yards on 758 punts. He was named a second-team all-pro in 1995.

Offensive Line Coach Mike Devlin (Iowa/Blacksburg, VA)

He moves over to coach the offensive line, after spending the previous five seasons as the tight ends/assistant offensive line coach. He initially joined the team in 2006. Prior to joining the Jets, Devlin served four seasons with Arizona, first as offensive quality control (2000) and then as the assistant offensive line coach. A former fifth-round selection by Buffalo in the 1993 NFL Draft, he played in 101 games over seven seasons, contributing to the Bills (1993-95) and the Cardinals (1996-99).

Tight ends coach Steve Hagen (Cal-Lutheran/Forest City, IA)

He joins the Jets after spending the previous four seasons as the tight ends coach for Cleveland. He also coached tight ends for the Browns from 2001-03 before moving to quarterbacks coach in 2004. Coaching primarily on the college level since 1984, Hagen’s stops have included North Carolina (2007-08), Fresno State (2006), California (1999-2000), San Jose State (1997-98), Wartburg (1996), UNLV (1990, 1994-95), Nevada (1992-93), Kent State (1991), Notre Dame (1989-90), Northern Arizona (1987-88), Kansas (1985-86) and Illinois (1984). A wide receiver at Cal-Lutheran University, Hagen earned NAIA All-America honors as a senior.

Assistant offensive line coach Ron Heller (Penn State/Miami, FL)

He joins the Jets after spending the previous season as the offensive line coach for the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL. Beginning his coaching career in 2004, Heller has coached in NFL Europe (Amsterdam Admirals), the CFL (Toronto Argonauts), the NFL (Jacksonville Jaguars) and the UFL (Omaha). Initially a fourth-round pick of the Buccaneers in 1984, he played 12 seasons in the NFL with Tampa Bay, Philadelphia and Miami.

Defensive assistant Jeff Weeks (SW Oklahoma State/Bartlesville, OK)

He returns to the Jets after spending three seasons with the team’s defensive staff as a defensive assistant (2009), the outside linebackers coach (2010) and the assistant defensive line coach (2011). Prior to joining the Jets staff, Weeks has coached on both the college and NFL level since 1987. Weeks graduated from SW Oklahoma State (1985) after spending four years at NW Oklahoma State (1981-84), where he played wide receiver and received All-Oklahoma honors in 1982.


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