On the eve of spring ball, Eagles coach Jeff Hafley has hired veteran receivers coach Darrell Wyatt to replace Joe Dailey. Dailey left last week to become receivers coach for the Carolina Panthers.
Hafley has no coaching connection to Wyatt but the veteran receiver coach has lengthy college and NFL experience. He has strong recruiting ties down south.
Wyatt comes to the Heights from Central Florida where he has coached the past four seasons. During that time, he has coached some talented receivers, most notably Gabriel Davis.
Prior to coaching at UCF, Wyatt coached at Oklahoma State (2001, 2015), Oklahoma (2002-2005), Southern Miss (2008-2009), Kansas (2010), Texas (2013), Houston (2016), Arkansas State (2017). Wyatt was co-offensive coordinator at both Texas and Kansas.
Wyatt also has NFL experience having coached with the Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings.
The Eagles return one of the top receivers in the nation in Zay Flowers but also have several other talented receivers on the roster including incoming freshmen Joe Griffin from Springfield Central.
Wyatt will be expected to get the most out of this group while at the same developing young players like Griffin.
Considering how late it is in the hiring process, landing a coach of Wyatt’s caliber is huge for the Eagles. His experience developing receivers will pay dividends.