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Jake Zweig is a results-driven leader who has brought the standards of excellence in teamwork, focus, and
toughness from his former world as a Navy SEAL to college football. Mr. Zweig utilizes proven motivational
techniques and sincere mentorship to develop his players into tomorrow’s leaders. His unique background
blends the intensity of his military Special Forces training with his commitment to the success of his football
Coach Zweig recently began his first season with Lovie Smith’s Fighting Illini at the University of Illinois. Mr.
Zweig caught the attention of Illini staff during a previous fellowship with the Oakland Raiders. He brings prior
wide-receiver coaching experience from the University of Maryland and has set his sights on advancing the
Mr. Zweig was previously the co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at the University of Findlay.
Since his arrival in 2015, he has bolstered the performance of the defense from the bottom of the division to
the middle of their bracket. He employed battlefield tested leadership methods along with the latest coaching
apps and social media tools to engage his millennial-generation football players. During a coaching clinic stop
at Ohio University, he led the team and staff through a leadership program comprised of leadership skills
training, problem solving scenarios, and, of course, a rigorous team bonding Navy SEAL workout.
During the 2012-2013 seasons, Mr. Zweig was the special teams and outside linebacker coach at the University
of the Incarnate Word. He targeted the team’s play execution process and their workouts, which resulted in
significant game-time improvements. In 2013, he coached the first top 10 finish in UIW special teams history;
finishing at #7 in net punting and #8 in punt return defensive. With the move up from Division II to FCS, the
tremendous performance of the special teams and outside linebackers was instrumental in the program’s first
winning record. During the 2011 season, he coached with the Bryant University defense staff. He challenged
the Bulldog defense to stretch for ambitious goals and re-define their knowledge of defensive tactics.
At the University of New Hampshire, he was the defensive line and special teams coach. Mr. Zweig boosted
the New Hampshire defense to 21st in the nation in sacks—up from 109th the previous year—and coached two
defensive players who earned All-League status. Mr. Zweig’s arrival at New Hampshire followed a successful
season as the defensive line coach and special teams coordinator at Iona College. Prior to Iona, he spent two
seasons as the defensive line and special teams coach at the Catholic University of America.