James Urban

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James Urban
Cincinnati Bengals
Wide receivers coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-12-01) December 1, 1973 (age 41)
Career information
College: Washington and Lee
No regular season or postseason appearances
Coaching debut in 2004 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
 As coach:

James Urban (born December 1, 1973) is an American football wide receivers coach for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League.

Playing career[edit]

Urban played college football at Washington and Lee. He played wide receiver and kick returner for the Generals.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

College[edit]

From 1997–1998, Urban was a graduate assistant at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He was the Director of Football Administration at the University of Pennsylvania in 1999, and was the Director of Football Operations from 2000–2003.[1]

Professional[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Urban became a coaching intern for the Philadelphia Eagles during training camp in 2003. The assistant to head coach Andy Reid tore a patellar tendon during camp, and Urban took over his duties while he recovered. He was promoted to that position full-time in 2004.[2] He was promoted to offensive assistant/quality control coach on February 20, 2007.[1] He was promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2009 after Pat Shurmur left to be the offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams.[3] When the Eagles signed Michael Vick during the preseason in 2009, Urban and offensive quality control coach Doug Pederson helped acclimate Vick to the offensive scheme.[4] Urban was promoted to assistant offensive coordinator on February 8, 2011.[5]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Shortly after his promotion to assistant offensive coordinator with the Eagles, Urban took the Cincinnati Bengals' wide receivers coach position on February 21, 2011.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Spadaro, Dave (February 20, 2007). "Eagles Announce Coaching Moves". philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  2. ^ Grotz, Bob (February 11, 2011). "NFL: Eagles promote Urban to QBs coach". The Reporter. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  3. ^ Frank, Reuben (January 31, 2009). "Eagles bring back Pederson as assistant coach". Burlington County Times. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  4. ^ "Vick 'looks pretty good,' may play Thursday". NBC Sports. August 23, 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  5. ^ Phillips, James (February 10, 2011). "Mechanicsburg native James Urban is promoted by Eagles". The Patriot-News. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  6. ^ "Bengals land Eagles aide Urban to coach receivers". NFL.com. February 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 

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