Jason Michael (born October 15, 1978) is an American football coach who serves as the tight ends coach for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as a coach for the Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, and Tennessee Titans.
|Position:||Tight ends coach|
|Born:||October 15, 1978|
|High school:||Lawrence County (KY)|
|Coaching stats at PFR|
Michael played quarterback for Jack Harbaugh at Western Kentucky after transferring from Army. He was the quarterback of the 2002 Division I-AA National Championship team. Michael was named the school’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2003. He graduated with a degree in civil engineering technology and was named a I-AA Athletic Directors Academic All-Star and a second-team Verizon Academic All-District IV honoree.
In 2003, Michael began his coaching career as a graduate assistant for the Tennessee Volunteers football team at the University of Tennessee, where he assisted with the secondary and special teams for two seasons.
In 2005, Michael was hired as a video assistant and offensive quality control coach for the Oakland Raiders.
New York JetsEdit
Michael then was hired as an offensive quality control coach for the New York Jets in 2006. In 2007, he was promoted to tight ends coach.
Return to TennesseeEdit
San Francisco 49ersEdit
In 2009, Michael was hired by the San Francisco 49ers as an offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach .
San Diego ChargersEdit
Michael was hired by the San Diego Chargers as the tight ends coach in 2011.
On February 14, 2018, Michael was hired by the Arizona Cardinals as a tight ends coach.
NFL head coaches under whom Jason Michael has served:
- Norv Turner, Oakland Raiders (2005), San Diego Chargers (2011–2013)
- Eric Mangini, New York Jets (2006–2007)
- Mike Singletary, San Francisco 49ers (2009–2010)
- Jim Tomsula, San Francisco 49ers (2010) Interim
- Ken Whisenhunt, Tennessee Titans (2014–2015)
- Mike Mularkey, Tennessee Titans (2016–2017)
- Steve Wilks, Arizona Cardinals (2018)
Michael and his wife, Jamie, have one son, Wyatt, and a daughter, Charlie.