The Miami Dolphins are working to fill a brand new coaching staff under rookie head coach Adam Gase. While some of the bigger positions like offensive, defensive, and special teams coordinators have been filled, the addition of position coaches and "senior assistant coaches" are still happening, with the Dolphins adding two more on Tuesday, according to multiple media reports.
The Dolphins will be adding former Detroit Lions father-son duo Jim and Jeremiah Washburn. Jim, the elder of the two, was the assistant defensive line coach for the Lions from 2013-2014, working with Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh during that span. Jim was technically still a part of the Lions' staff in 2015, but spent the entire season dealing with some health issues. Prior to his time with Detroit, Jim was the defensive line coach for the Tennessee Titans (1999-2010) and Philadelphia Eagles (2011-2012). His coaching career began in 1976, with various positions across college, World League of American Football, and Arena Football teams. With Miami, Jim is expected to be a senior defensive assistant coach working with the defensive line.
The Dolphins were reported to have interest in Jim last offseason, attempting to bring him to Miami after Suh signed as a free agent. The Lions, however, would not release him from his contract.
The younger Jeremiah started with the Lions in 2009 as the assistant offensive line coach, then was promoted to the offensive line coach in 2013. He was part of the offensive coaching shakeup in Detroit during the 2015 season, when he, offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, and assistant offensive line coach Terry Heffernan were all fired. He worked with the Baltimore Ravens in the personnel department from 2003-2008. Jeremiah will be an offensive assistant coach with the Dolphins, though an official title is not yet known.
The Dolphins had requested to interview current Detroit defensive line coach Kris Kocurek for the same position in Miami, but the Lions denied the request, according to Fox Sports' Alex Marvez.