Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Eagles promote two coaches

The Philadelphia Eagles promoted Mike Caldwell to assistant linebackers coach and Michael Zordich to defensive quality control coach.

Caldwell spent the last two seasons as the Eagles defensive quality control coach after enjoying an 11-year NFL career as a linebacker with Cleveland (1993-95), Baltimore (1996), Arizona (1997), Philadelphia (1998-2001), Chicago (2002), and Carolina (2003). He played in 159 career regular season games and posted 14.5 sacks and eight interceptions, while proving to be a top special teams performer. In fact, Caldwell was voted by his teammates as the Eagles special teams’ most valuable player in 1998. A native of Oak Ridge, TN, Caldwell played collegiately at Middle Tennessee State before becoming a third round draft pick of the Browns in 1993.

A veteran of 12 NFL seasons as a defensive back, Zordich spent the 2009 season as a defensive coaching intern with the Eagles. Prior to joining the Eagles, Zordich had been hired by Youngstown State as a safeties coach early in 2009. He also worked as a defensive assistant at Cardinal Mooney HS in Youngstown from 2003-08. A 9th round draft choice of the San Diego Chargers in 1986, Zordich played in 185 games for the New York Jets (1987-88), Phoenix Cardinals (1989-1993) and the Eagles (1994-98) and recorded 810 tackles, 20 interceptions, five sacks and four touchdowns. A native of Youngstown, OH, Zordich earned All-America honors at Penn State, where he was part of their 1982 National Championship squad.

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