Robert April, Jr. (born April 15, 1953) is an American football coach. He has held various special teams coaching positions in the National Football League (NFL).[1]

Bobby April
Personal information
Born: (1953-04-15) April 15, 1953 (age 66)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Career information
College:Nicholls State
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× NFL Special Teams Coach of the Year (2004, 2008)

Coaching careerEdit

April coached college football at Southern Mississippi, Tulane, Arizona, Southern California, Ohio St. and LSU.[2]

April has coached at the NFL level with the Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Tennessee Titans.

He has won two NFL Special teams coach of the year awards, one in 2004, and another in 2008.

His son, Bobby April III, is the outside linebackers coach for the University of Wisconsin.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Reports: Jets hire coordinators Kacy Rodgers (defense) and Bobby April (special teams)". January 23, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  2. ^ "April brought on as analyst for bowl". December 15, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2017.