The Eagles are hiring former Philadelphia tight end and long snapper Mike Bartrum to their coaching staff. This WCHS report says Bartrum has “accepted a job as the tight ends coach and evaluator” with the Eagles.
The Eagles already have a tight ends coach in Justin Peelle, who has been with Philadelphia since 2013. There’s been no indication the Eagles are moving on from Peelle — nor should there be given the success Philly’s tight ends have had — so perhaps Bartrum is coming on as something like an offensive quality control/assistant tight ends coach.
Bartrum played in the NFL from 1993 through 2006. He was the Eagles’ long snapper and backup tight end from 2000 through 2006. During his time in Philadelphia, Bartrum logged nine receptions for 63 yards and four touchdowns.
A neck injury forced Bartrum to retire in 2007. His long snapping role on the Eagles was replaced by a name you might recognize: Jon Dorenbos.
Bartrum has spent the last seven years as the head coach at Meigs Local High School in Ohio. He also served as the Meigs County Comissioner prior to stepping down in order to take a job with the Eagles.
(Hat tip to BGN reader WubbaLubbaDubDub on this story.)
Recapping reported Eagles coaching staff changes so far (not yet officially confirmed by the team):
Eagles wide receiver coach Gunter Brewer — Allowed to leave, hired by Louisville
Eagles assistant offensive line/tight ends/run game coach Eugene Chung — Contract not renewed
Eagles defensive line coach Chris Wilson — Contract expired
Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke — Hired by Eagles as a “top aide” to Jim Schwartz
Keiser University assistant head coach/offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Roy Istvan — Hired by Eagles as assistant offensive line coach
Arkansas offensive analyst/quarterbacks coach G.J. Kinne — Hired by Eagles as offensive assistant
Eagles assistant wide receivers coach Carson Walch — Promoted to Eagles wide receivers coach
Eagles defensive quality control/assistant defensive line coach Phillip Daniels — Promoted to Eagles defensive line coach
Alabama running backs coach Joe Pannunzio — Hired by Eagles for some kind of “off field” role
Meigs Local High School head coach Mike Bartrum - Hired by Eagles for some kind of role involving tight ends