Griz great Hauck joins Eagles staff

NFL Mobile and ESPN writer Phil Sheridan reported Wednesday that Montanan Tim Hauck was one of 15 coaches the Philadelphia Eagles hired this week for new head coach Doug Pederson’s staff.

The Butte-born Hauck will serve as defensive backs/safeties coach. Hauck starred as a high school athlete in Big Timber where his father, Bob, who was a Butte native, coached and taught for several years. The younger Hauck was later a standout defensive back for the University of Montana, and went on to enjoy a 13-year career, mostly on special teams, in the National Football League.

His career included three years, 1999-2001, with the Eagles. Hauck also played for New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers. Hauck coached at UM 2004-2007 as a member of his brother Bobby’s staff. He has since coached DBs for UCLA in 2008, the Tennessee Titans, 2009-2010, the Cleveland Browns in 2012 and back in the college ranks at Nevada-Las Vegas, again for his brother, 2013-14.

Tim Hauck, 49, was the defensive coordinator at UNLV. Bobby and Tim Hauck’s father, Bob, retired from Big Timber and then served as activities director at Missoula Loyola before his death a few years ago.

Reports said Jim Schwartz will be the Eagles’ defensive coordinator and Dave Fipp will remain special teams coach. Frank Reich, the former San Diego offensive coordinator, will hold the same title in Philadelphia. Pat Shurmur, the Eagles’ offensive coordinator under former coach Chip Kelly, will not return to the team. Pederson will, however, retain four position coaches from Kelly’s staff: Duce Staley, running backs; Cory Undlin, defensive backs; Jeff Stoutland, offensive line; and Justin Peelle, tight ends, Sheridan wrote, adding that offensive quality control assistant Press Taylor and special teams assistant Matthew Harper also will remain on the staff.

Former Eagles player Greg Lewis will coach wide receivers. He coached collegiately at Pittsburgh last season. Former NFL defensive lineman Phillip Daniels, who played for Seattle, Chicago and Washington, will serve as a defensive quality control assistant. Eugene Chung, who previously coached with the Eagles on Andy Reid’s staff, was hired as an assistant who will help with the offensive line, tight ends and the run game. Ken Flajole, who was defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams, will coach the Eagles’ linebackers. Dino Vasso will serve as defensive quality control coach and assist with the secondary, the reports said.

The Eagles did not announce the hiring of a quarterbacks coach or a defensive line coach, Sheridan noted, despite earlier reports that the team was adding former Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

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