FOXBOROUGH – The New England Patriots promoted Nick Caley to tight ends coach. Caley was a coaching assistant with the Patriots for the past two seasons after coaching in the college ranks for 10 years. Caley replaces Brian Daboll, who left last week to become the offensive coordinator at Alabama.
Before coming to New England, Caley gained experience working on the defensive side. He coached at John Carroll (2005-06), Akron (2006-07), Auburn (2008), Iowa State (2009-11), Eastern Illinois (2012), Arkansas (2013) and Florida Atlantic (2014).
Caley is a John Carroll alumnus, as are Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, director of player personnel Nick Caserio, assistant quarterbacks coach Jerry Schulpinski and director of pro personnel Dave Ziegler.