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Jedd Fisch Hired as Hurricanes' Offensive Coordinator


Well. Seattle Seahawks QB coach Jedd Fisch has agreed to be the next guy to restrain himself from strangling Travis Benjamin. Now Miami has a Jethro and a Jedd on staff, meaning only one thing: COUNTRY STRONG, LIKE GWYNETH PALTROW. 

That Gwyneth Paltrow, of course, clearly playing for Minnesota while Jedd Fisch coached its offense to some decidedly unstellar numbers in 2009: 109th in total offense; 100th in scoring; 75th in passing; 111th rushing. Bruce Feldman says Fisch is "very outgoing/energetic;" we can only hope he also tips well, knows how to handle a salad fork, and gives single-bridesmaid-slaying rehearsal dinner toasts.

"Look what he's done with J.P. Losman!" says no one. Whatever. Let's just get this ship to signing day.

Fisch joined the Seahawks staff on February 4, 2010 after spending one season as the University of Minnesota’s offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach after eight seasons in the NFL.

In his only season in Denver in 2008 as wide receivers coach, he coached Brandon Marshall to a career-high 104 catches with 1,265 and six touchdowns. He also tutored rookie Eddie Royal to one of the most productive rookie seasons in NFL history with 91 catches for 980 yards and five touchdowns. Denver finished the season with the second-ranked offense in the NFL.

Prior to the Broncos, he spent four seasons in Baltimore, including the 2006 campaign when Baltimore posted a 13-3 record and won the AFC North. Steve McNair received Pro Bowl honors during his first season in Baltimore after setting a franchise record for completion percentage (63.0%). Additionally, he helped wide receivers Derrick Mason (68) and Mark Clayton (67) form one of four wideout tandems in the AFC that featured two players with at least 65 catches. Fisch also contributed to a Ravens offense in 2006 that ranked first in the NFL in time of possession (32:49), second in sacks allowed (17) and ninth in pass completions (328).

He was Baltimore’s assistant quarterbacks coach in 2007 after serving as its assistant quarterbacks/wide receivers coach from 2005-06 and offensive assistant in 2004.

He began his NFL coaching career on the defensive side of the ball with the Houston Texans, for three seasons (2001-03). Houston Head Coach Dom Capers made him the Texans third hire in 2001. He worked on both sides of the ball that year, handling administrative duties to help the Texans prepare for their inaugural season.

Following an aortic aneurysm, Fisch handled off-the-field duties for the Texans in 2003 with his responsibilities including opponent tape breakdown and game analysis.

A graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in criminology, Fisch worked with his alma mater’s football program for two seasons as a graduate assistant from 1999-2000 while obtaining a master’s degree in sports management. He assisted Head Coach Steve Spurrier and the rest of the Gators’ coaching staff during those two seasons, helping the team advance to the Citrus (1999) and Sugar Bowls (2000) in addition to winning the Southeastern Conference championship in 2000.

Fisch, who served as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator at P.K. Yonge High School in Gainesville, Fla., from 1997-98 as an undergraduate, began his professional coaching career in 1998 with the Arena Football League’s New Jersey Red Dogs. He coached the team’s wide receivers and handled quality control duties for both offense and defense.

Born on May 5, 1976, in Livingston, N.J., Fisch is a graduate of Hanover Park High School in East Hanover, N.J. He is married to Amber, and the couple has two daughters, Zaylee and Ashlee.