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Jedd Fisch (born May 5, 1976) is an American football coach. He is a senior offensive assistant for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). Fisch served as the interim head football coach at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for the final two games of the 2017 season. He was the quarterbacks coach, wide receivers coach, and passing game coordinator under Jim Harbaugh at the University of Michigan from 2015 to 2016.[1] Fisch has served several stints as an assistant coach in both the professional and college ranks.

Jedd Fisch
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Fisch with Miami in 2012
Los Angeles Rams
Position:Assistant Offensive coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1976-05-05) May 5, 1976 (age 43)
Livingston, New Jersey
Career information
High school:East Hanover (NJ) Hanover Park
College:Florida
Career history
As coach:
Head coaching record
Regular season:1–0
Postseason:0–1
Career:1–1

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Early lifeEdit

Fisch grew up in East Hanover Township, New Jersey and attended Hanover Park High School.[2] Notably, Fisch did not play football at the high school or college level,[3] but instead was an all-state tennis player during his prep career.[4]

Fisch graduated from the University of Florida in 1998 with a degree in criminology.[1] He attended Florida almost solely for the opportunity to someday work for Florida head coach Steve Spurrier.[4]

Fisch was also college roommates with Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman.

Early coaching careerEdit

Fisch embarked on a career in coaching while still in college as an undergraduate student. From 1997-98, Fisch was the defensive coordinator for P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville, and he then spent one year (1998) with the New Jersey Red Dogs of the Arena Football League as a wide receivers/quality control coach.[5]

Fisch got his break in coaching when he was named a graduate assistant coach for the Florida Gators football team under Spurrier from 1999-2000. During this time, he earned his master's degree in sports management.

Pro and college coaching careerEdit

After Florida, Fisch moved on to the NFL's Houston Texans, where he served as Assistant to the Head Coach (Dom Capers) from 2001-2003. Fisch then moved to the Baltimore Ravens under head coach Brian Billick, where he first served as a general offensive assistant for the 2004 season before being named assistant quarterbacks coach and assistant wide receivers coach for the 2005-2007 seasons. Fisch served as the Denver Broncos wide receivers coach under Mike Shanahan in 2008.

He returned to the college game in 2009, serving a single season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team under head coach Tim Brewster. Fisch then returned to the NFL, serving a single season as quarterbacks coach for the Seattle Seahawks in Pete Carroll's first year with the team. Then it was back to the NCAA, where he served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Miami Hurricanes football team under Al Golden from 2011-2012. Fisch then returned to the NFL once more, as the offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.[6] He was terminated from the Jaguars on December 30, 2014.[7]

On January 9, 2015, Fisch was hired by the Michigan Wolverines to serve as the quarterbacks coach, wide receivers coach, and passing game coordinator.[8] Fisch stated that he was drawn to a job at Michigan despite not having ties to incoming head coach Jim Harbaugh, the University, or the area.[9] However, he does have a long-standing coaching relationship with Vic Fangio, Harbaugh's defensive coordinator for four years with the San Francisco 49ers and one year with Stanford.[10]

On January 5, 2017, Fisch was hired by the UCLA Bruins as the team's offensive coordinator.[11][12]

On November 19, 2017, Fisch was named head coach at UCLA for the remainder of the 2017 season after the firing of Jim L. Mora. With the Bruins at 5-6, Fisch guided the team to bowl eligibility, as they earned a 30-27 win over the likewise 5-6 California Golden Bears.

As interim head coach, UCLA lost to Kansas State by a final score of 35–17 in the Cactus Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona, on December 26, 2017.

On January 24, 2018, the Los Angeles Rams added Fisch to their deep group of offensive coaches, when they hired former UCLA offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch as a senior offensive assistant. Fisch operates as the Rams' clock-management specialist.[13]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
UCLA Bruins (Pac-12 Conference) (2017)
2017 UCLA 1–1 1–0 4th (South) L Cactus
UCLA: 1–1 1–0
Total: 1–1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "University of Michigan Official Athletic Site". www.mgoblue.com. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  2. ^ O'Halloran, Ryan. "Inside the game: Entry-level spot with key duties for Jaguars", The Florida Times-Union, November 19, 2013. Accessed December 31, 2014. "Fisch attended Hanover Park High School in East Hanover, N.J., when Sorrentino’s father was the football coach."
  3. ^ Gorten, Steve. "Jedd Fisch has infused life into Miami Hurricanes offense; First-year offensive coordinator has been key to quarterback Jacory Harris' success", Sun-Sentinel, October 21, 2011. Accessed September 12, 2015. "Fisch never played high school or college football, but has coached for several NFL teams under coaches such as Mike Shanahan, Brian Billick and Pete Carroll. From the time he was an 8-year-old ballboy, he has studied the game. His mentor was a high school coach in his hometown of East Hanover, N.J."
  4. ^ a b "Fisch's Journey". July 10, 2010. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  5. ^ "Jacksonville Jaguars: Jedd Fisch". Archived from the original on March 13, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  6. ^ Associated Press. "Jedd Fisch set to become new offensive coordinator of Jacksonville Jaguars". ESPN.com, January 19, 2013. Accessed May 27, 2013.
  7. ^ Jaguars.com "Jaguars part ways with offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch".
  8. ^ FoxSports.com "Ex-Jaguars offensive coordinator Fisch to join Harbaugh's staff at Michigan".
  9. ^ "New U-M coaches look to bring 'precision,' 'excellence'". Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  10. ^ "Jedd Fisch says Michigan's NFL staff experience should give team a recruiting boost". Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  11. ^ "Jedd Fisch Named UCLA Offensive Coordinator". UCLA Athletics. January 5, 2017.
  12. ^ "UCLA hires Jedd Fisch as offensive coordinator". OC Register. January 5, 2017.
  13. ^ https://twitter.com/CourtneyRCronin/status/1044707556256632838

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