94 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES YEARBOOK
DEFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL/ASSISTANT DEFENSIVE LINE
A 15-season NFL veteran, Phillip Daniels
joined the Eagles’ coaching staff during
the 2016 offseason as the team’s defensive
quality control/assistant defensive line
coach. Daniels most recently served as
the director of player development for
the Washington Redskins in 2012.
In 2017, Daniels and defensive line coach
Chris Wilson worked with a group that
featured four players with five-plus sacks,
marking the first time since 2002 that
four individual Eagles defensive linemen
recorded five-plus sacks in a single season.
Defensive end Brandon Graham led the
team with a career-high 9.5 sacks, followed
by Pro Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox
(5.5), defensive end Chris Long (5), and
rookie defensive end Derek Barnett (5).
Barnett’s five sacks were tied for fifth in
the NFL among all rookies and Long tied for
second in the league with four strip-sacks.
Originally a fourth-round selection of
the Seattle Seahawks in the 1996 NFL
Draft, Daniels played four seasons with
the Seahawks (1996-99), four seasons with
the Chicago Bears (2000-03), and seven
seasons with the Redskins (2004-10). In
201 career games (167 starts), Daniels
totaled 512 tackles (390 solo), 62 sacks,
one interception, 51 passes defensed, 15
forced fumbles, and 12 fumble recoveries.
During his playing tenure in
Washington, Daniels was a part of four
defenses that ranked in the top 10 in
the NFL in yards allowed per game
(2004, 2005, 2007, and 2009).
He arrived in Washington after a fouryear
stint in Chicago, where he started
all 59 games in which he appeared, while
collaring 23 sacks and 188 tackles.
Daniels began his career in Seattle,
appearing in 60 games with 41 starts in
four seasons with the Seahawks. Over
that span, Daniels notched 21.5 sacks.
A native of Donalsonville, Georgia, Daniels
played college football at the University of
Georgia from 1992-95 and finished his college
career with 244 tackles, 18 tackles for loss,
and 12 sacks. He started at three different
positions for the Bulldogs, including defensive
end, defensive tackle, and linebacker, while
serving as a team captain as a senior.
Daniels and his wife, Leslie, have four
children: DaVaris, DaKendrick, Damara, and
DaKiya. DaVaris played wide receiver at Notre
Dame from 2011-14. He spent time with the
Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots
prior to the 2015 NFL season and was voted
the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie in 2016
while playing for the Calgary Stampeders.
TRENT MILES OFFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL/RUNNING BACKS
Trent Miles came to Philadelphia as a
coaching intern during Training Camp in 2017
and was elevated to coaching assistant during
the regular season. In the 2018 offseason, he
was promoted to offensive quality control.
Miles began his coaching career at his alma
mater, Indiana State, in 1987. Following a
number of coaching positions, including a
stint as the assistant wide receivers/quality
control coach with the Green Bay Packers in
2000, Miles returned to Indiana State for his
first role as head coach in 2008. Miles went
on to lead the 2010 Sycamores to a 6-5 mark
for the school’s first winning record since
1996 and was recognized as the Missouri
Valley Coach of the Year. The Terre Haute,
Indiana native was named a finalist for
the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the
Year and the Liberty Mutual Coach of the
Year honor, along with being named AFCA
Regional Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2012.
Following his time at Indiana State,
Miles served as head coach at Georgia
State from 2013-2016, where he was
named Sun Belt Coach of the Year in
2015 after guiding the Panthers to their
first-ever AutoNation Cure Bowl.
Miles is a 1987 graduate of Indiana State
with a degree in criminology. He was a wide
receiver for the Sycamores from 1982-86,
playing on the 1983 and 1984 squads that
each won nine games and reached the FCS
playoffs. The 1984 Sycamores were ranked
No. 1 in the nation for much of the season,
and the team was inducted into the Indiana
State University Hall of Fame in 2002.
Miles is married to Bridget Miles, and the
couple has three daughters - Kaylee, Anna,
and Charlie Elizabeth - and one son, Noah.