For Mike Mallory, the Jaguars’ new special teams coordinator, coaching is the family business.

His father, Bill Mallory, was a head coach at four colleges — Miami (Ohio), Colorado, Northern Illinois and Indiana — and Mike Mallory grew up around his father’s programs.

“The great thing was he always had us around,” Mallory said. “Whether we were hanging around watching practice, whether we were ballboys on the sidelines when he was at the University of Colorado, or even when we were done playing, we did our grad work. All three of us were graduate assistants for him at Indiana, so we were able to keep that bond.”

Although his father was sometimes away recruiting, Mallory said, “I got to see firsthand how he affected men’s lives, certainly the excitement of gameday. Those are all things that I really was impressed with and something I wanted to be a part of as well.”

Mallory’s younger brother, Doug, is assistant head coach/defensive coordinator at Indiana, and his youngest brother, Curt, is secondary coach at Michigan.