|Born:||June 9, 1960|
O'Dea was the assistant special teams coach for the Chicago Bears from February 14, 2006, until he was hired by the New York Jets. O'Dea was named the Jets Special Teams Coordinator on February 20, 2008 after former coordinator Mike Westhoff stepped down after seven years due to medical reasons.
A native of State College, Pennsylvania, O'Dea spent a four-year term in the Coast Guard before enrolling at Lock Haven University. O'Dea later obtained a master's degree in education from the University of Virginia.
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