Saturday, January 26, 2008

Bonamego and Bush hired as coaches

John Bonamego has been hired as Miami's special teams coordinator. He comes to Miami after a two year stint in New Orleans. He is 44 years old. Here is his coaching history:
  • 1987: Mt. Pleasant (Mich.) High School
  • 1988-91: Maine, graduate assistant ('88-'89)/wide receivers and special teams coach ('90-'91)
  • 1992: Lehigh, running backs coach/assistant special teams coach
  • 1993-98: Army, outside linebackers coach ('93)/special teams coach and recruiting coordinator ('94-'98)
  • 1999-02: Jacksonville Jaguars, assistant special teams coach ('99-'01)/special teams coordinator ('02)
  • 2003-05: Green Bay Packers, special teams coordinator
  • 2006-07: New Orleans Saints, special teams coordinator

Miami also hired Steve Bush to be an offensive assistant. Bush is 48 years old.

Here is Bush's coaching history:
  • 1982-84: Southern Connecticut State University, graduate assistant
  • 1984-86: Springfield College, defensive coordinator/secondary coach
  • 1986-87: University of New Haven, defensive coordinator/linebackers coach
  • 1987-89: Boston University, defensive coordinator/secondary coach
  • 1990-92: Longmeadow (MA) High School, head coach
  • 1993-99: Manalapan (NJ) High School, head coach
  • 2000-07: Syracuse University, defensive backs ('00)/quarterbacks ('01-'07)

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