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Ron Milus
Secondary
College:
Washington
Experience:
11

Bio

Coaching
Ron Milus made an immediate impact on Carolina's secondary in 2009 in his first year with the team as the Panthers finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense and percentage of passes intercepted and ranked seventh in third-down efficiency. In addition, the defense recorded 22 interceptions and limited opposing quarterbacks to a 71.7 passer rating - a drop of nearly 10 points from 2008.

The performance should not be surprising. Milus brought nearly a decade of NFL coaching experience with him to Carolina, developing his craft by tutoring the secondaries for St. Louis, the New York Giants, Arizona and Denver over nine seasons.

Milus spent three years working with the secondary for St. Louis. He was promoted to secondary coach in 2008 from assistant secondary coach, a position he held from 2006-07. In 2007, the Rams defensive backs collected 16 interceptions, the most by the team's secondary in 10 years.

He went to St. Louis after two seasons as secondary coach for the New York Giants. The Giants’ pass defense improved significantly in Milus’ first year with the team in 2004, allowing 189.4 yards per game – the eighth best figure in the NFL.

Milus served as the Arizona Cardinals defensive backs coach in 2003. Under his direction, safety Dexter Jackson tied for fourth in the NFC with six interceptions.

He began his NFL coaching career with Denver in 2000, working as the defensive backs coach for two seasons before coaching the nickel backs in 2002. In Milus’ first year with the Broncos, the secondary accounted for 21 of the team’s 27 interceptions, the club’s highest total since 1987. In 2001, he helped cornerback Deltha O'Neal earn a Pro Bowl berth following a nine-interception season.

Prior to joining the Broncos, Milus spent nine seasons on the college level, including 1999 as the defensive backs coach at Texas A&M. That came after an eight-year stint from 1991-98 at Washington, the last seven as defensive backs coach. Milus’ 1993 unit helped the Huskies lead the nation with 22 interceptions, while his 1995 group ranked first in the Pac-10 Conference with 16 picks.

Playing and Personal
Milus played cornerback and was a return specialist at the University of Washington from 1982-85 and ranks in the school’s top 10 in punt return average. A native of Tacoma, Wash., his last name is pronounced MY-luss.

History
Cornerback Washington 1982-85. College coach: Washington 1991-98, Texas A&M 1999. Pro coach: Denver Broncos 2000-02, Arizona Cardinals 2003, New York Giants 2004-05, St. Louis Rams 2006-08, joined Panthers in 2009.

Coaching
Ron Milus made an immediate impact on Carolina's secondary in 2009 in his first year with the team as the Panthers finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense and percentage of passes intercepted and ranked seventh in third-down efficiency. In addition, the defense recorded 22 interceptions and limited opposing quarterbacks to a 71.7 passer rating - a drop of nearly 10 points from 2008.

The performance should not be surprising. Milus brought nearly a decade of NFL coaching experience with him to Carolina, developing his craft by tutoring the secondaries for St. Louis, the New York Giants, Arizona and Denver over nine seasons.

Milus spent three years working with the secondary for St. Louis. He was promoted to secondary coach in 2008 from assistant secondary coach, a position he held from 2006-07. In 2007, the Rams defensive backs collected 16 interceptions, the most by the team's secondary in 10 years.

He went to St. Louis after two seasons as secondary coach for the New York Giants. The Giants’ pass defense improved significantly in Milus’ first year with the team in 2004, allowing 189.4 yards per game – the eighth best figure in the NFL.

Milus served as the Arizona Cardinals defensive backs coach in 2003. Under his direction, safety Dexter Jackson tied for fourth in the NFC with six interceptions.

He began his NFL coaching career with Denver in 2000, working as the defensive backs coach for two seasons before coaching the nickel backs in 2002. In Milus’ first year with the Broncos, the secondary accounted for 21 of the team’s 27 interceptions, the club’s highest total since 1987. In 2001, he helped cornerback Deltha O'Neal earn a Pro Bowl berth following a nine-interception season.

Prior to joining the Broncos, Milus spent nine seasons on the college level, including 1999 as the defensive backs coach at Texas A&M. That came after an eight-year stint from 1991-98 at Washington, the last seven as defensive backs coach. Milus’ 1993 unit helped the Huskies lead the nation with 22 interceptions, while his 1995 group ranked first in the Pac-10 Conference with 16 picks.

Playing and Personal
Milus played cornerback and was a return specialist at the University of Washington from 1982-85 and ranks in the school’s top 10 in punt return average. A native of Tacoma, Wash., his last name is pronounced MY-luss.

History
Cornerback Washington 1982-85. College coach: Washington 1991-98, Texas A&M 1999. Pro coach: Denver Broncos 2000-02, Arizona Cardinals 2003, New York Giants 2004-05, St. Louis Rams 2006-08, joined Panthers in 2009.

 

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