JACKSONVILLE – It’s official: Urban Meyer is the Jaguars’ new head coach.
Meyer, one of the most successful coaches in college football history, on Thursday was named the Jaguars’ head coach. The team announced the news in a statement Thursday.
Meyer, 56, coached collegiately at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State. He went 187-32 as a college coach, coaching Florida to national titles following the 2006 and 2008 seasons and Ohio State to a national title following the 2014 season. He went 17-6 at Bowling Green (2001-2002), 22-2 at Utah (2003-2004), 65-15 at Florida (2005-2010) and 83-9 at Ohio State (2012-2018).
Meyer, who will succeed Doug Marrone in the position, becomes the sixth permanent head coach in the Jaguars’ 27 seasons. Tom Coughlin was head coach from 1995-2002, with Jack Del Rio holding the position from 2003-2011, Mike Mularkey holding it in 2012, Gus Bradley holding it from 2013-2016 and Marrone holding it from 2017-2020.
The Jaguars went 1-15 in 2020 and enter the offseason holding the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. That marks the first time the Jaguars have held the No. 1 selection.
The Jaguars’ general manager position remains open, with the team having dismissed David Caldwell from that position on November 29.