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Jaguars name Scott Milanovich quarterbacks coach

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Friday the Jacksonville Jaguars continued to add to their coaching staff by naming Scott Milanovich as their quarterbacks coach.

Milanovich, 44, spent the last five seasons (2012-16) as the head coach for the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Toronto Argonauts and totaled a 43-47 overall record (.478), including Coach of the Year honors and a Grey Cup victory in 2012. Milanovich was named the 42nd head coach of the Argonauts on Dec. 1, 2011 and led his team to a league championship in his first season at the helm.

“Scott Milanovich brings a variety of experience to our coaching staff, and we are eager for him to get started,” said Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin. “Working closely with Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, we expect the quarterback position to deliver positive results under Scott’s direction and guidance.”

If Blake Bortles improves in 2017, Milanovich will play a big part in that.

“We are pleased to welcome Scott and his family to the Jaguars organization,” said Head Coach Doug Marrone. “He will be a great asset to our coaching staff, as his professional playing and coaching experience will be vital in the improvement of our quarterbacks.”

From 2007-11, Milanovich served in multiple capacities for the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. After being promoted to assistant head coach/offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2009, Milanovich spent three seasons (2009-11) in that capacity. In 2008, he was promoted to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach after spending the 2007 season overseeing the development of the Alouettes’ quarterbacks. From 2004-06, Milanovich coached in NFL Europe with the Rhein Fire as the quarterbacks coach (2004) and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach (2005), and then with the Cologne Centurions as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2006. Milanovich began his coaching career in 2003 when he served as the quarterbacks coach for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe. Later that year, he coached the quarterbacks for the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders.

“I would like to thank the Argonauts’ Ownership, President & CEO Michael Copeland, the staff, all the players and coaches, and most importantly, the wonderful city of Toronto and the loyal fans for the opportunity to serve as your head coach for the past five seasons,” Milanovich said today. “This has been an amazing experience for my family and me, and we’re so appreciative of all the wonderful friends we’ve made and memories we’ve created in Toronto.”

After going undrafted in the 1996 NFL Draft, Milanovich signed as a rookie free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and spent four seasons (1996-99) with the organization. In 2000, after a brief stint with the Cleveland Browns, Milanovich signed with the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe, before returning to the U.S. to play for the XFL’s Los Angeles Xtreme in 2001. In 2002, Milanovich played for the Arena Football League’s Tampa Bay Storm before finishing his playing career with the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders in 2003.

As a QB for the University of Maryland from 1992-1995, Milanovich broke several school records, including passing yards (7,301), pass attempts (982), passing TDs (49) and pass completions (650). Born in Butler, Penn., Scott is married to Jaime, and the couple has two children, Macall and Maggie.

COACHING BACKGROUND: Rhein Fire (2003-05), Calgary Stampeders (2003), Cologne Centurions (2006), Montreal Alouettes (2007-11), Toronto Argonauts Head Coach (2012–present), Jacksonville Jaguars (2017-).