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Football Coaching Staff
Jim Salgado
Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
• coordinated Princeton's 2013 Ivy League championship defense
• has coached nine All-Ivy League defensive backs during his Princeton tenure
• has coached 17 All-Ivy defensive players since being named coordinator in 2013
• helped Anthony Gaffney earn All-Ivy League honors all four years
• served seven NFL fellowships, including Houston ('10), Cleveland ('11) and Carolina ('12)
• three-year starter at Hofstra

PRINCETON RECRUITING AREAS — Florida (Area Code – 239, 305, 321, 386, 407, 561, 727, 754, 772, 786, 813, 863, 941, 954); Georgia; New York (Suffolk, Nassau Counties and New York City); North Carolina; South Carolina

Email Coach Salgado at jsalgado@princeton.edu

Jim Salgado will be in his seventh season on the Princeton coaching staff in 2016, and his fourth as defensive coordinator. He has already coached a four-time All-Ivy League defensive back and coordinated a defense that helped the Tigers to the program's 10th Ivy League championship.

Salgado, who also coaches the defensive backfield, helped put eight Princeton defensive players on the All-Ivy League team during that 2013 Ivy League title season. Three (Anthony Gaffney, Phillip Bhaya and Matt Arends) were starters in his defensive backfield; the fourth starter in the backfield, John Hill, ranked in the top four in the Ivy League in both interceptions and passes defensed.

Gaffney was on the All-Ivy League team every year of his career, including last season, when he joined starting safety and Poe-Kazmaeir Trophy winner Dorian Williams on the team.

Salgado's defense was known for its attacking style, which translated to 23 takeaways during the championship season. Princeton ranked third nationally in sacks (3.7 per game), fourth in first downs allowed and 13th in third-down conversion defense. It was led by Defensive Player of the Year finalist Caraun Reid, a fifth-round pick in the NFL Draft.

Over the last two seasons, Salgado's defense produced both the 2014 Bushnell Cup winner for Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year (Mike Zeuli), as well as nine All-Ivy honorees.

Salgado has been in the Ivy League for seven full seasons, as he first gained experience during the 2009 season when he coached linebackers at Cornell.

During his time at Princeton, Salgado has also gained experience by working three NFL internships. He worked with the Houston Texans (2010), the Cleveland Browns (2011) and the Carolina Panthers (2012).

While coaching at Syracuse, Salgado assisted in the development of NFL players Steve Gregory (San Diego Chargers), Tanard Jackson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Anthony Smith (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Joe Fields (Carolina Panthers). The 2006 team ranked in the top 25 nationally in turnover margin (ninth, 0.92), interceptions (15th, 17) and turnovers gained (22nd, 28). The Orange defense had 48 total interceptions in his four seasons.

Salgado served four NFL Fellowships, spending summers with the Miami Dolphins (1999), San Diego Chargers (2002), Philadelphia Eagles (2003) and St. Louis Rams (2009); he worked with the linebackers during his time with the Rams. He also participated in the NCAA's Advanced Coaching Program and Expert Coaching Program in 2004, as well as the Minority Coaches Forum in 2008.

Salgado joined the Syracuse staff in 2005 after stints as an assistant coach at Northeastern (2000-01 and 2004), Hofstra (1994, 2002-03), Millersville (1997-99) Boston University (1996-97) and Western Connecticut (1994-95). During his time on the sidelines, Salgado mentored corners, linebackers and directed special teams. At Hofstra, he was part of a defensive staff that guided the Atlantic 10-leading pass defense in both 2002 (161.9 ypg.) and 2003 (131.1 ypg.), both of which ranked in the top 20 nationally (13th and ninth, respectively).

A 1993 graduate of Hofstra with a degree in psychology, Salgado was a three-year starter at corner. The Pride advanced to the 1990 NCAA Division III semifinals.

Salgado and his wife, Carolyn, have three children, Jalen, Laila and Lincoln.

Position: Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
Email: jsalgado@princeton.edu