G.J. KINNE OFFENSIVE SPECIAL PROJECTS
G.J. Kinne joins the Eagles coaching staff after
spending the 2018 season as an offensive
analyst/quarterbacks coach at the University
of Arkansas. Kinne began his coaching career
in 2017 as a graduate assistant at SMU.
A former quarterback and wide receiver,
Kinne spent time on the Philadelphia Eagles
practice squad from 2013-15. He originally
entered the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted
free agent quarterback with the New York
Jets and finished his NFL playing career as
a member of the New York Giants practice
squad in 2015. Following his time with the
Giants, Kinne played quarterback for the
Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2016.
Prior to signing with the Eagles during the
2013 offseason, Kinne played for the Omaha
Nighthawks of the UFL and the San Antonio
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Talons of the Arena Football League.
Kinne played collegiately at Tulsa and finished
his three-year career ranked second in school
history in passing yards (9,472), total offense
(10,831) and passing touchdowns (81). He
was also a three-time team captain for the
Golden Hurricane. As a senior, Kinne garnered
second-team All-Conference USA honors.
As a junior in 2010, Kinne was named the
Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year.
He became only the fifth Tulsa quarterback
to pass for 30+ touchdowns in a season.
The Mesquite, TX, native began his
college playing career at Texas in 2007,
but transferred to Tulsa prior to the 2008
season. He graduated from Tulsa with a
B.S. in exercise and sports science.
JOE PANNUNZIO DIRECTOR OF TEAM DEVELOPMENT
Joe Pannunzio rejoined the Eagles’ staff
during the 2019 offseason after spending the
2017-18 seasons at the University of Alabama.
Pannunzio originally joined the Eagles in 2015
as the director of personnel operations.
Before he entered the NFL with the
Eagles in 2015, Pannunzio spent four years
as the University of Alabama’s director
of football operations. From 2011-14,
Pannunzio’s primary role with the Crimson
Tide was to oversee the administration
and operation of the football program.
Prior to joining Alabama, Pannunzio
was the tight ends coach/special teams
coordinator at the University of Miami
(Florida) from 2006-10. During his tenure with
the Hurricanes, Pannunzio tutored players
such as Greg Olsen and Jimmy Graham.
While the head coach at Murray State from
2000-05, Pannunzio captained the Racers to the
2002 Ohio Valley Championship, becoming just
the fourth head coach in school history to win
a conference title. Pannunzio also led Murray
State to the 2002 NCAA Subdivision Playoffs.
Pannunzio coached under Tommy Tuberville
at both Auburn (1999) and Mississippi
(1995-98), working with the tight ends and
special teams units with both programs.
A native of Pueblo, Colorado, Pannunzio
and wife, Rita, have two daughters,
Angela and Nico, and a son, Marco.
SHAUN HULS DIRECTOR OF HIGH PERFORMANCE
Shaun Huls joined the Eagles during the
2013 offseason and serves as the team’s
director of high performance. Huls came to
Philadelphia after serving as the head strength
and conditioning coach and combatives
coordinator for Naval Special Warfare.
In his previous post, Huls coordinated
the strength and conditioning and injury
prevention programs for the Navy SEAL Teams.
Prior to his stint at Naval Special Warfare,
Huls was the director of athletic performance
at Hampton University, where he coordinated
the strength and conditioning programs for
all 16 varsity sports. He was responsible
for building the Pirates’ strength and
conditioning program from scratch.
Huls joined the staff at Hampton from the
University of Nevada where he served as
the head baseball and assistant football
strength and conditioning coach. He also
served as the coordinator of performance
nutrition for all Wolf Pack athletes.
From 1996-2001, Huls worked at the
University of Nebraska’s Husker Power. As
the head baseball and assistant football
strength and conditioning coach at
Nebraska, Huls helped coach the 1997
National Championship football team and
prepared three Big 12 Champion and two
College World Series baseball teams.