The Jacksonville Jaguars have officially ended their head coaching search and have hired Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as the team's newest head coach.
Bradley, 46, replaces Mike Mularkey who went 2-14 in his only season in Jacksonville, the worst in the franchise's history. Bradley becomes the full time head coach in the franchise's history, joining Tom Coughlin, Jack Del Rio, and Mike Mularkey.
Bradley has spent the last four seasons in Seattle, where his defense has improved the last three seasons and finished in the top ten in points and yards in the last two. The Seahawks ranked first this season in points allowed per game (15.3).
The Jacksonville Jaguars ranked 30th in the NFL in total defense and desperately needs Bradley's defensive expertise.
"He's got a brilliant football mind," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said this week. "He's got a way of reaching people and touching people and getting the best out of them, coaches and players alike. He's got everything that you're looking for."
Bradley started his NFL coaching career in Tampa Bay as a defensive quality control coach in 2006 before becoming the Buccaneers' linebackers coach the next two seasons. Bradley also coached at North Dakota State, his alma mater, and Fort Lewis College.