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Jeremy Bates
Title Offensive Coordinator
Sport American football
Born August 27, 1976 (1976-08-27) (age 33)
Place of birth Manhattan, Kansas
Career highlights
Playing career
Position QB
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Tampa Bay Bucs (Off. QC)
Tampa Bay Bucs (Asst. QBs)
New York Jets (QBs)
Denver Broncos (Off. Asst.)
Denver Broncos (WRs/QBs)
Denver Broncos (QBs)
USC (Asst. HC/QBs)
Seattle Seahawks (OC)

Jeremy Bates (born August 27, 1976) is an American football coach. He is currently the offensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks. He had previously served as quarterbacks coach for the NFL's Denver Broncos and the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator of the USC Trojans football team.


Personal Life

His father, Jim Bates, is also a notable NFL football coach. Bates graduated from Sevier County High School in Sevierville, Tennessee.

Coaching career



Tampa Bay

Bates began his coaching career with Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an offensive quality control coach from 2002-03; the Buccaneers won Super Bowl XXXVII in 2002. In 2004 he was promoted to assistant quarterbacks coach for the Buccaneers, working closely with Head Coach Jon Gruden and Quarterbacks Coach John Shoop.

New York Jets

He was the New York Jets' quarterbacks coach in 2005; due to a series of injuries the team fielded five different quarterbacks that season, notably Brooks Bollinger.

Denver Broncos

He joined the Denver Broncos in 2006; in his first season he served as an offensive assistant, helping Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison coach the offensive line. In 2007 he served as wide receivers/quarterbacks coach, and in 2008 as quarterbacks coach, both seasons working closely with quarterback Jay Cutler. In 2008, Cutler was a Pro Bowl selection and the Broncos had the NFL's second-most productive offense.

At the end of the 2008 NFL regular season, longtime head coach Mike Shanahan was fired and replaced by Josh McDaniels; due to the uncertainty, Bates began looking for a new position.[1]

Southern California

On January 19, 2009, USC Trojans' head coach Pete Carroll hired Bates to replace outgoing coach Carl Smith, who had only taken the quarterbacks job two weeks earlier before moving back to the NFL; Smith had replaced Steve Sarkisian, who had taken the head coaching position of the Washington Huskies after serving as both quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator; John Morton had been promoted to offensive coordinator. Bates calls plays from the field while Morton works from the coaches' booth in the press box, similar to a previous arrangement run by the Trojans during the 2005-2006 seasons between Sarkisian and Lane Kiffin, respectively.[1]

Seattle Seahawks

On January 12, 2010, former USC Trojans' head coach Pete Carroll was introduced as the head coach and executive vice-president of the Seattle Seahawks. It was reported shortly after that Bates would join Carroll's staff as offensive coordinator.[2]


  1. ^ a b Gary Klein, Trojans hire Broncos' Jeremy Bates for key post, Los Angeles Times, January 20, 2009, Accessed January 21, 2009.
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