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Sean McDermott Biography
Sean McDermott is an American football coach who is currently the head coach of the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL).Sean McDermott
Sean McDermott Education
Sean McDermott graduated from La Salle College High School where he was named as the All-Southeastern Pennsylvania at defensive back in 1992. He went on and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance while at the College of William and Mary, and where he was an all-conference safety (1997), and all receiving Academic all-conference honors in 1996 and 1997, and NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-America accolades.
Sean McDermott Age
McDermott was born on March 21, 1974, in Omaha, Nebraska United States. He is 45 years old as of 2019.
Sean McDermott Wife
McDermott has been happily married to his wife Jamie McDermott for years. He married his wife who is five years younger than he meanwhile she was born on the 25th day of June in 1979. The couples were blessed with two adorable kids; a son and a daughter named Madeline.
Sean McDermott Net worth
McDermott an estimated net worth of $ 4 million dollars which he has earned from his work as a football coach.
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McDermott officially joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 1998 as a scouting administrative coordinator, a position he held until he was promoted to be the assistant head coach in 1999. He then became a defensive quality control coach and later assistant defensive backs coach. In 2003, he replaced Steve Spagnuolo as defensive backs coach, as Spagnuolo was assigned linebackers coach.
McDermott and the Eagles appeared in Super Bowl XXXIX in the 2004 season but he lost it to the New England Patriots where they won their 2nd straight Super Bowl title. Under McDermott’s watch, Dawkins went on to earn two more Pro Bowl berths following the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
In 2007, McDermott was assigned linebackers coach, after Spagnuolo had left to take the defensive coordinator job for the New York Giants. On January 28, 2008, Eagles head coach Andy Reid named McDermott as the secondary coach again. On May 18, 2009, McDermott was named the interim defensive coordinator as a result of defensive coordinator Jim Johnson’s medical leave of absence.
On July 24, 2009, due to the continuing decline of Johnson, the Eagles announced McDermott would take over as full-time defensive coordinator. Johnson died on July 28, 2009. McDermott implemented a variety of blitzes in his defense, thanks in part to his mentor, former Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson. He was fired as the defensive coordinator on January 15, 2011.
He was then hired as a defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers on January 17, 2011. He was Pro Football Focus’s second runner up to their Defensive Coordinator of the Year award in 2015. As the Panthers’ defensive coordinator, McDermott led the team to finishes in the top ten in overall defense from 2012–2015.
In the 2015 season, McDermott and the Panthers reached Super Bowl 50, which was played on February 7, 2016. His defense only gave up one offensive touchdown in the game, but the Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10.
On January 11, 2017, McDermott was hired by the Buffalo Bills as the 22nd head coach in franchise history. On September 10, 2017, McDermott won his NFL head coaching debut in the season-opening 21–12 victory over the New York Jets, becoming just the third Bills head coach to win his first game with the team after Marv Levy and Rex Ryan.
After Buffalo lost their way in Week 2 to the Carolina Panthers, McDermott led the Bills to 4 more wins in the next 5 games, including a win against the reigning NFC champion Atlanta Falcons. However, they lost the next two games, including a 47–10 loss to the New Orleans Saints, which prompted him to make the controversial decision to bench starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor in favor of rookie backup Nathan Peterman. Peterman played poorly against the Los Angeles Chargers in his first career start, throwing 5 interceptions in the first half. He was benched for Taylor during the second half of the 54–24 loss, which dropped the Bills to 5–5.
Despite the string of losses, the Bills then went on a 4–2 run to finish the season at 9–7, clinching the AFC’s 6th seed and their first playoff appearance in 18 years, thus ending both the NFL’s and the North American professional sports franchise’s longest active playoff droughts during McDermott’s first year as head coach. The Bills would go on to lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars 10–3 in the AFC Wild Card Game.
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The Buffalo Bills announced on Wednesday that they have hired former Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as their new head coach. Bills president and CEO Kim Pegula shared a photo with McDermott after announcing the news: Bills owner Terry Pegula released the following statement regarding the hiring: “This is our type of town,” McDermott said at his press conference Friday, per Matthew Fairburn of Syracuse.com. “We look forward to making this our home.”
McDermott spoke a speech whereby he said “I’ve done my research,” he then continued, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. “In my opinion, this was the best job on the market.” “I’m not into making promises,” McDermott added, per ESPN.com’s Mike Rodak. “The promise I’ll make is that we’ll be competitive.” The coach also told reporters it was premature to discuss the status of quarterback Tyrod Taylor but noted his evaluation would be thorough and diligent.
The 42-year-old McDermott served as Carolina’s defensive coordinator from 2011 through 2016 after two seasons as the Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive coordinator. McDermott became assistant to the head coach with the Eagles in 1999 under Andy Reid and served in myriad roles with the organization until his firing following the 2010 season.
Buffalo fired head coach Rex Ryan following a Week 16 defeat against the Miami Dolphins and placed the interim tag on offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn. Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported that Lynn was a “virtual lock” to become Buffalo’s next head coach, but McDermott apparently impressed enough in his interview to secure the job.
In 2015, he led a Panthers defense that ranked sixth in the NFL in both points against and yards allowed en route to representing the NFC in the Super Bowl. The Panthers defense also ranked first in interceptions and sixth in sacks in 2015, but the 2016 campaign was a struggle after the unit lost some key talent in free agency and to injury. He dropped to 26th in points allowed and 21st in total yardage allowed in 2016, although it managed to finish second in the league in sacks with 47, which Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk credited to McDermott:
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