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Former NFL lineman Ernie Logan begins his sixth season as the Dolphins defensive line coach. Logan made an immediate impact since arriving on campus in 2004 by injecting intensity and enthusiasm to the defensive line play while also bringing techniques that he used at the pro-level.
Over the past two seasons, the Dolphins have posted at least 23 sacks. This past season, Logan developed his defensive front into one of the best units in the PFL – led by Shaun Lewis. Lewis led the team with 18 tackles for a loss and 10 sacks, one of the top seasons in PFL and JU history.
While with JU, Logan has spent the off-season assisting with mini camps, OTA’s (Organized Team Activities) and free agent tryouts with the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins.
Logan joined the JU staff following a nine-year career in the NFL in which he played every position on the defensive front for the New York Jets (1997-2000), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-96), Atlanta Falcons (1993) and Cleveland Browns (1991-92). Logan appeared in 119 NFL games, including 45 starts, while recording 215 career tackles and 11 sacks. He started 38 games for the Jets from 1997-2000, where he amassed 164 stops and 5.5 sacks before retiring following the 2000 season.
The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Fayetteville, N.C., native played collegiately at East Carolina University from 1986-90, where he racked up 100 tackles (including 16 behind the line of scrimmage) and 5.0 sacks. Following his sophomore season in 1987, he was named the “Most Improved Defensive Player” by the ECU coaching staff.
He recently earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2008.