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Dolphins coach tracker: Meet Joe Philbin's staff

New

Miami Dolphins

head coach Joe Philbin's success will rise and fall with the quality of his assistants.

So, like most coaches, Philbin has reached into his past and surrounded himself with coaches he knows and trust, such as Mike Sherman, who hired him in Green Bay; his old friend Kevin Coyle and others with whom he has crossed paths during his extensive career.

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He also has kept several coaches who were on

Tony Sparano

's staff.

And he has yet to hire a quarterbacks coach, although an assistant awaits.

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Meet Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin and the rest of the 2012 coaching staff:

Joe Philbin

Head coach

Career Highlights:

Comes to Miami from Green Bay, where he was an assistant offensive line coach, tight ends/assistant offensive line coach, offensive line coach and offensive coordinator; Green Bay reached playoffs in four of Philbin's five seasons as offensive coordinator; has 28 years of coaching experience, including 19 in college; spent four seasons as offensive line coach at Iowa (1999-2002); offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Harvard (1997-98); offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at

Northeastern University

(1995-96); offensive line coach at

Ohio University

(1994); four seasons (1990-93) at Allegheny College.

Personal:

Born in Springfield, Mass.; graduated 1984, Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, where he played tight end; has master's degree in education from Tulane; he and wife Diane have six children.

Mike Sherman

Offensive Coordinator

Career Highlights:

Comes to Miami after four years as head coach at

Texas A&M

; spent two seasons as the assistant head coach for the

Houston Texans

; was head coach of the

Green Bay Packers

for six seasons starting in 2000; was GM in Green Bay from 2001-04; had five winning seasons with the packers, including consecutive

NFC North

titles in 2002, 03 and 04; had .663 winning percentage (53-27) over his first five years; also coached offensive lines at A&M and

UCLA

; began coaching career as part-timer in Pittsburgh in 1981; also coached at Tulane and Holy Cross; played defensive end and offensive tackle at

Central Connecticut State University

Personal:

Born in Norwood, Mass. He and his wife, Karen, have five children.

Kevin Coyle

Defensive Coordinator

Career highlights:

Eleven years as a an NFL assistant coach; joined

Bengals

as in 2001 as cornerbacks coach, promoted to defensive backs coach in 2003; 23 years as a football coach in college; began in 1978 as a graduate assistant at Cincinnati; defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Syracuse, Maryland and Fresno State prior to joining Bengals; coached at Holy Cross from 1982-90, five years as defensive coordinator.

Personal:

Born Jan. 14, 1956, Staten Island, N.Y. He and his wife, Louise, have one daughter.

Darren Rizzi

Special Teams Coordinator

Career Highlights:

Joined Dolphins in 2009; Miami's special teams unit jumped from ranked 24th in 2010 to second in 2011; former head coach at the

University of New Haven

(1999-2001) and Rhode Island (2008); also coached at Colgate, Northeastern and

Rutgers

.

Dave Fipp

Assistant Special Teams Coordinator

Career Highlights: Second season with Miami; spent three seasons with the

San Francisco 49ers

(2008-10) as their assistant special teams coach; also coached at San Jose State as defensive coordinator, co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach.

Kacy Rodgers

Defensive Line Coach

Career Highlights:

Fifth season with the Dolphins; in 2011, Dolphins defense finished No. 3 in the NFL against the run; previously coached five years with the

Dallas Cowboys

, the final three as defensive line coach.

George Edwards

Linebacker Coach

Career Highlights:

Back with the Dolphins after two years as defensive coordinator with the

Bills

; prior to going to Buffalo, was Dolphins linebacker coach for five years. Also coached in Washington, Dallas and Cleveland in the NFL and Florida and Georgia and Duke, where he played college football.

Lou Anarumo

Defensive Back Coach

Career Highlights:

Spent eight seasons as the defensive backs coach at Purdue; coached defensive backs at Marshall (2001-2003), where he also served as special teams coordinator; assistant head coach at Harvard (1995-2000), working with the defensive backs and coordinating the special teams; defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at the

United States Merchant Marine Academy

; graduate assistant coach at Syracuse (1990-91).

Jim Turner

Offensive Line Coach

Career Highlights:

Spent four seasons as O-line coach at Texas A&M for Mike Sherman; coached line at

Boston College

(2007) and Delaware (2005-06); also coached at Temple (2003-04), Harvard (2000-02); Louisiana Tech (1999) and Northeastern (1994-98).

Ken O'Keefe

Wide Receivers Coach

Career Highlights:

Spent 13 seasons as offensive coordinator at Iowa; head coach at

Fordham University

(1998) and at Allegheny College for eight seasons (1990-97), where he was 79-10-1 and won five conference titles and the Division III national title in 1990; also was offensive line coach (1986-87) and offensive coordinator (1988-89) at Allegheny; Also coached at New Haven (1976-77).

Phil McGeoghan

Assistant Wide Receivers Coach

Career Highlights:

Spent three seasons as wide receivers coach at the

University of South Florida

; played in the NFL for four seasons with the

New Orleans Saints

,

Denver Broncos

,

Oakland Raiders

and the

New York Jets

; also played in NFL Europe for the Berlin Thunder; played college ball at University of Maine (1998-2000), where he later coached tight ends and wide receivers.

Zac Taylor

Assistant Quarterbacks Coach

Career Highlights:

Was offensive graduate assistant and tight ends coach at Texas A&M; 2006

Big 12

player of the year as a quarterback with Nebraska; signed by

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

as an undrafted free agent in 2007; played for Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL in 2007.

Dan Campbell

Tight Ends Coach

Career Highlights:

Entering second season as tight ends coach; started with Dolphins as a coaching intern; played 11 years in the NFL with the

Giants

(1999-2002), Cowboys (2003-05),

Lions

(2006-08) and Saints (2009). Played college ball at

Texas

A&M.

Darren Krein

Strength Coach

Career Highlights:

Returning for a second season with the Dolphins; has 11 years in the NFL as a strength and conditioning coach; Played for Dennis Erickson at the

University of Miami

(1989-93) and was on Erickson's staff with the

Seattle Seahawks

; selected by San Diego in fifth round of 1994 draft; played with the Barcelona

Dragons

of the World League in 1996.

Dave Puloka

Assistant Strength Coach

Career Highlights:

Entering fifth year with the Dolphins; assistant strength and conditioning coach with the

Atlanta Falcons

(2007); held the same post at the

University of Virginia

(2005-06); lettered in football (defensive end) and track at Holy Cross (1997-2000).

David Corrao

Quality control coach

Career Highlights:

Entering his fifth season in the NFL and in Miami; coached linebackers and was graduate assistant at Ole Miss (2005-07).

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