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Dan Shamash

Dan Shamash

Dan Shamash a.k.a.

Smash (born December 20, 1985 in New York City) is an American football coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL), following stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns. Shamash joined the Browns after serving in the game operations and special events department for the New York Jets in 2008, spending time as a defensive assistant for Columbia University. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Shamash was a 3-year letter winner at inside linebacker. Shamash is a native of New York City. Dan Shamash is currently an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. [1]

Dan Shamash
Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Defensive quality control coach
Personal information
Date of birth:(1985-12-20)December 20, 1985(age 30)
Place of birth:New York, New York
Career information
College:Carnegie Mellon University
Career history
As coach:
  • Columbia University (2008) defensive assistant
  • Cleveland Browns (2009–2010) offensive asst.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012–2013) asst. coach
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2014–present) def. quality control

Early years

Shamash attended Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, New York and was a letterman in football (c), track & field (c) and lacrosse for the Falcons. [2]

College career

Shamash attended Carnegie Mellon University and was a letterman in football, playing inside linebacker graduating in 2008 with a degree in statistics and philosophy. [3] He helped the Tartans to a 10–0 regular season record and the team's winningest season in the school's history in 2006.

Coaching career


Shamash was a defensive assistant for Columbia University in 2008 while serving in the New York Jets Special Events and Game Operations department.

National Football League

Shamash began his NFL coaching career joining Eric Mangini's staff with the Cleveland Browns as a coaching assistant in 2009 and was made an offensive assistant coach for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He is noted for his strong work ethic, intelligence and preparing rookie skill position players like Colt McCoy and Carlton Mitchell.

Shamash currently works with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an assistant coach under Gus Bradley.


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