Ed Donatell, a Cal State Fullerton assistant football coach, has accepted a job as an assistant with the New York Jets, he said Thursday.
"I'm just delighted to have the opportunity to coach at this level," said Donatell, who coached the Fullerton secondary last season. "I think it will be a great opportunity for me."
Donatell, 33, worked with Pete Carroll, the Jets' defensive coordinator, at the University of the Pacific in 1983. He will be a defensive assistant with the Jets.
Carroll and Bruce Coslet, who was named the Jets' head coach this month, played at Pacific. Donatell was a coach at Pacific from 1983 to 1985.
Before moving to Fullerton prior to last season, Donatell was the secondary coach at Idaho for three seasons. He also has coached at Washington and Kent State.
"I'm very happy for him," Fullerton Coach Gene Murphy said. "I'm always happy for someone to make an ascending move, and that's really an ascending move."