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Bengals Hire Three Assistant Coaches

Left to right: Offensive Assistant Jordan Salkin, Defensive Assistant Ronnie Regula, Special Teams Assistant Ben Jacobs
Left to right: Offensive Assistant Jordan Salkin, Defensive Assistant Ronnie Regula, Special Teams Assistant Ben Jacobs

The Bengals today announced the hiring of three assistants for the team's 2024 coaching staff. The new assistants include Jordan Salkin (offensive assistant), Ronnie Regula (defensive assistant) and Ben Jacobs (special teams assistant). 

Salkin comes to Cincinnati from the University of Oregon, where he spent the 2023 season as an offensive analyst. He previously served as an offensive quality control coach with the Miami Dolphins in 2021, after spending seven years in assistant coaching roles at the collegiate level. 

Regula has nine years of coaching experience in the collegiate ranks. He spent the past two seasons (2022-23) as a senior defensive analyst at the University of Notre Dame, after serving as an offensive quality control coach at both the University of Miami (Fla.) in '21 and the University of Tennessee in '20. He was on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas staff from 2017-19, including as tight ends coach in '19. Regula's collegiate playing career began at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, before he transferred to Miami (Fla.), where he played tight end from 2012-14. 

Jacobs has spent the past five seasons as an assistant special teams coach with the Carolina Panthers (2019) and Washington Commanders ('20-23). He played linebacker in the NFL from 2011-18, seeing action in 73 career games for the Cleveland Browns (2011) and Carolina ('14-18). He also spent two weeks on the Bengals' practice squad in 2012. 

Here is a look at the Bengals' 2024 coaching staff:

Table inside Article
Coach Name Title
Zac Taylor Head Coach
Lou Anarumo Defensive Coordinator
James Bettcher Linebackers
Joey Boese Director of Player Performance/Head Strength and Conditioning
Charles Burks Secondary/Cornerbacks
James Casey Tight Ends
Louie Cioffi Defensive Quality Control
Mark Duffner Senior Defensive Assistant
Derek Frazier Assistant Offensive Line
Justin Hill Running Backs
Marion Hobby Defensive Line
Todd Hunt Assistant Strength and Conditioning
Ben Jacobs Special Teams Assistant
Fredi Knighten Assistant Quarterbacks
Jordan Kovacs Secondary/Safeties
Brad Kragthorpe Quarterbacks
Dan Pitcher Offensive Coordinator
Frank Pollack Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator
Justin Rascati Pass Game Coordinator
Ronnie Regula Defensive Assistant
Jordan Salkin Offensive Assistant
Darrin Simmons Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator
Garrett Swanson Assistant Strength and Conditioning
Troy Walters Wide Receivers

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