84 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES YEARBOOK
KEN FLAJOLE LINEBACKERS
Ken Flajole joined the Eagles’ coaching
staff in the 2016 offseason as the
team’s linebackers coach. Flajole has
coached every defensive position
during his 39-year coaching career.
In 2017, under Flajole’s direction, veteran
linbacker Nigel Bradham led the Eagles’
linebackers with 85 tackles (67 solo) and
had a career-high eight pass deflections,
adding 12 tackles (10 solo), one sack, and
one pass deflection during the team’s
Super Bowl LII-winning postseason run.
In his first season in Philadelphia,
Flajole coached second-year linebacker
Jordan Hicks, who returned from a 2015
season-ending pectoral injury to lead the
Eagles’ defense and all NFL linebackers
with five interceptions. Hicks became
the first linebacker to lead the Eagles in
interceptions since William Thomas in 1995.
Prior to joining the Eagles, Flajole last
served as the inside linebackers coach
for the Cleveland Browns in 2013. In
2012, Flajole coached the secondary
for the New Orleans Saints, where he
worked with safety Malcolm Jenkins.
Prior to his stint with the Saints, Flajole
served as the defensive coordinator
for the St. Louis Rams from 2009-11
under head coach Steve Spagnuolo.
Before earning St. Louis’ coordinator
job, Flajole spent six years coaching
linebackers for the Carolina Panthers
under head coach John Fox.
Flajole made the jump from college to the
NFL in 1998 when he was hired by Mike
Holmgren to be a defensive assistant/
quality control coach for the Green Bay
Packers. After one season in Green Bay,
Flajole followed Holmgren to Seattle where
the ex-Packers head coach had been hired
as executive vice president of football
operations/general manager and head coach.
A native of Seattle, Flajole was an allconference
linebacker at Wenatchee Valley
Community College and Pacific Lutheran. He
earned his degree in education from Pacific
Lutheran in 1976 and began his coaching
career at his alma mater the next year.
He and his wife, Teri, have two daughters,
Kelly Chambers and Kori Cooper, and three
grandchildren: Teddy, Emmett, and Tate.
TIM HAUCK SAFETIES
A former Eagles safety from 1999-2002,
Tim Hauck joined the Eagles’ coaching staff
as the team’s safeties coach in 2016.
Under Hauck’s direction in 2017, veteran
safety Malcolm Jenkins earned his second
career Pro Bowl nod after finishing the
regular season with a team-high 119
tackles, which marked the second-highest
total of his career (120 in 2015).
In his first season with the Eagles, Hauck
coached a starting safety tandem comprised
of Pro Bowl veteran Malcolm Jenkins and 2016
free agent signee Rodney McLeod. Jenkins
returned two interceptions for touchdowns in
2016, becoming the fourth player in franchise
history to produce multiple interceptions
returned for touchdowns in a single season.
McLeod, in his first season with the Eagles,
led the defense with a career-high 117
tackles, while also posting career highs in
interceptions (3) and passes defensed (10).
Prior to joining the Eagles, Hauck served as
the defensive coordinator and cornerbacks
coach for UNLV from 2013-14, where he
worked alongside his brother Bobby, who
was the Rebels’ head coach at the time.
Hauck first entered the NFL coaching world
in 2009 when he was hired as an assistant
secondary coach with the Tennessee Titans.
Prior to coaching, Hauck enjoyed a 13-year
career in the NFL, playing safety for the New
England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, Denver
Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts,
Philadelphia Eagles, and San Francisco 49ers.
In 183 career regular-season games, Hauck
made 28 starts while compiling 357 tackles
(223 solo), one interception, 16 passes
defensed, six forced fumbles, and four fumble
recoveries. A standout on special teams,
Hauck logged 162 career special teams tackles.
A two-time first-team All-America free
safety at Montana (1988-89), Hauck earned
three letters with the Grizzlies and was
named the team’s MVP in 1988 and 1989.
Hauck earned his bachelor’s degree in
business education from Montana in 1989.
97 NIGEL BRADHAM LED THE LB GROUP
WITH 97 TACKLES IN THE REGULAR
SEASON AND PLAYOFFS COMBINED.
119 MALCOLM JENKINS EARNED PRO BOWL
HONORS FOR THE SECOND TIME AS HE
LED THE EAGLES WITH 119 TACKLES.