February 2, 2024   2 MIN READ

D.K. Exits

DB Coach To Leave For NCAA Gig


The Philadelphia Eagles’ staff overhaul on defense continues under new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.

Defensive backs coach D.K. McDonald is expected to depart the organization for the NCAA and become the co-defensive coordinator for Kansas, per The Athletic.

DK McDonald

GETTY IMAGES: Eagles DB coach D.K. McDonald will depart to become the co-DC for Kansas.

McDonald was a member of Head Coach Nick Sirianni’s inaugural staff in 2021 as an assistant DBs coach, being promoted to the head of the unit following Dennard Wilson’s exit after the 2022 season.

Responsibilities in the defensive backfield were mainly divided among three coaches in 2023. Taver Johnson was assistant DBs and Ronnell Williams held the unusual title of nickelbacks coach.

With a new DC on hand, the Eagles made it no secret they were looking elsewhere to fill out positional coaching roles. Clint Hurtt has already been hired as the new defensive line coach and the team has spoken to Joe Barry and Mike Caldwell about the inside linebackers job. Seahawks secondary coach Karl Scott was expected to join the team, but ultimately elected to stay in Seattle.

Joe Kasper, defensive quality control coach for the Eagles in 2021-22 before serving under Fangio as the safeties coach in Miami during the 2023 season, is set to interview with Philadelphia and very well may end up with the same position, per ITB’s Geoff Mosher.

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.

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