Hue Jackson Named Special Assistant to the Head Coach

Hue Jackson greeting players before a 2015 preseason game against the Chicago Bears.

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis today announced Hue Jackson will join the Bengals' coaching staff as Special Assistant to the Head Coach.

"I have a great comfort level with Hue and his ability to assist me with the day-to-day responsibilities on defense, including analyzing our opponents and helping me on game days with the players and defensive coaches," Lewis said.

Said Jackson: "I'm pleased to have the opportunity to join the Bengals this season. There is a lot of talent on this team, and I look forward to doing my part to help it finish the season strong."

Jackson is in his 18th season as an NFL coach. Here is a look at Jackson's playing and coaching history: 1985-86—Played quarterback, Pacific. 1987—Graduate assistant, Pacific. 1988-89—Assistant coach (AC), Pacific. 1990-91—AC, Cal State-Fullerton. 1992-95—AC, Arizona State. 1996—Offensive Coordinator, California. 1997-2000—Offensive coordinator, Southern California. 2001-02—AC, Washington Redskins. 2003—Offensive coordinator, Redskins. 2004-06—AC, Cincinnati Bengals. 2007—Offensive coordinator, Atlanta Falcons. 2008-09—AC, Baltimore Ravens. 2010—Offensive coordinator, Oakland Raiders. 2011—Head coach, Raiders. 2012-13—AC, Cincinnati Bengals. 2014-15—Offensive coordinator, Bengals. 2016-18—Head coach, Cleveland Browns. 2018-present—Special assistant to the head coach, Bengals.