Jets lose six assistant coaches including OC Chan Gailey

By Jordan Heck 3 January 2017 298
Jets lose six assistant coaches including OC Chan Gailey

After a long career as a head coach and coordinator, the New York Jets' Chan Gailey is calling it quits.

"I informed Coach Bowles prior to the 2016 season that I would retire after this season," Gailey said in a statement.

"I thought it was best to tell him early, so that he could begin to think about how he would move the team forward on offense.

"While we did not have the season we all wanted to have, I think there are some great people here at the Jets and in the New York/New Jersey area. I wish them all the best moving forward."

Gailey had several stints as a head coach and coordinator in the NFL and college ranks. Perhaps the most successful tenure he had was in Pittsburgh when the Steelers won four straight division titles and even made it to the Super Bowl (1996).

In addition to Gailey retiring, the Jets lost five assistant coaches: QBs coach Kevin Patullo, RBs coach Marcel Shipp, DL coach Pepper Johnson, OLBs coach Mark Collins and DBs coach Joe Danna.

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