Jahmile Addae

American football player and coach (born 1984)

American football player
Jahmile Addae
Buffalo Bills
Position:Cornerbacks coach
Personal information
Born: (1984-05-30) May 30, 1984 (age 40)
Valrico, Florida, U.S.
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:176 lb (80 kg)
Career information
College:West Virginia (2001–2005)
Career history
As a player:
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2006)*
  • Indianapolis Colts (2006)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
  • West Virginia (2007)
    Graduate assistant
  • Michigan (2008–2009)
    Graduate assistant
  • Cincinnati (2010)
    Director of player development
  • Cincinnati (2011–2012)
    Running backs coach
  • Arizona (2013–2015)
    Defensive analyst
  • Arizona (2016–2017)
    Defensive backs coach
  • Minnesota (2018)
    Defensive backs coach
  • West Virginia (2019)
    Secondary coach
  • West Virginia (2020)
    Co-defensive coordinator & cornerbacks coach
  • Georgia (2021)
    Defensive backs coach
  • Miami (2022–2023)
    Secondary coach
  • Buffalo Bills (2024–present)
    Cornerbacks coach
Career highlights and awards
As player
  • 2× First-team All-Big East
As assistant coach

Jahmile Addae (born May 30, 1984) is an American football coach and former safety who is currently the Cornerbacks coach for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.

Playing career

Addae played college football at West Virginia, where he was a four-year starter, two-time captain, and two-time All-Big East defensive back.

Addae was chosen for the 2006 Senior Bowl and participated in the NFL Scouting Combine. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but ended up spending the end of the season with the Indianapolis Colts.

Coaching career

Graduate Assistant

In 2007 Addae got into coaching, working as a graduate assistant for the Mountaineers. In 2008 and 2009 he worked as a graduate assistant for Michigan.


In 2010 he joined the Bearcats staff as Cincinnati's director of player development. In 2011 he was given an on the field position as the team's running backs coach which he held until the end of the 2012 season.[1]


Addae coached for five years at Arizona, first serving as an analyst from 2013 to 2015 then coaching the defensive backs in 2016 and 2017.[2]


In 2018 he worked as the defensive backs coach for Minnesota.[3]

West Virginia

In 2019 he returned to his alma mater to coach the secondary.[4] He was given the title of cornerback's coach in 2020.


In 2021, Addae was the defensive backs coach for Georgia. He was part of the staff that won the National Championship over Alabama.[5] [6][7]


In 2022 he left Georgia and joined the Miami Hurricanes as the team's secondary coach.[8][9][1]

Buffalo Bills

On February 7, 2024, Addae was named as cornerbacks coach for the Buffalo Bills under head coach Sean McDermott.[10]

Personal life

Jahmile, and his wife, Maryann, have three sons.

His younger brother Jahleel Addae played safety in the NFL for the Colts.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Miami Hurricanes reportedly hiring Georgia defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae". Sun Sentinel. February 8, 2022. Retrieved May 29, 2022.
  2. ^ Lev, Michael (August 15, 2016). "Arizona's Jahmile Addae appreciates second life as assistant coach". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved May 29, 2022.
  3. ^ Taylor, John (February 1, 2018). "Former Arizona assistant Jahmile Addae lands at Minnesota". NBC Sports College Football. Retrieved May 29, 2022.
  4. ^ "Gophers Secondary Coach Jahmile Addae Leaving for WVU". MinnesotaSportsFan.com. January 14, 2019. Retrieved May 29, 2022.
  5. ^ Blinder, Alan (January 10, 2022). "How Georgia Beat Alabama to Win College Football's National Championship". The New York Times. Retrieved February 27, 2023.
  6. ^ "SOURCE: WVU Co-DC Jahmile Addae Leaves for SEC Job". www.si.com. January 27, 2021. Retrieved May 29, 2022.
  7. ^ Hertzel, Bob (January 27, 2021). "WVU co-defensive coordinator Addae leaving for Georgia". Times West Virginian. Retrieved May 29, 2022.
  8. ^ "Georgia DB coach Jahmile Addae leaves for Miami job". University of Georgia Wire. February 8, 2022. Retrieved May 29, 2022.
  9. ^ "Miami Hurricanes hire Georgia defensive back coach". www.si.com. February 8, 2022. Retrieved May 29, 2022.
  10. ^ "Bills hire Ronald Curry as QB coach, Jahmile Addae as CBs coach, and Christian Taylor as defensive assistant". BuffaloBills.com. February 7, 2024. Retrieved February 7, 2024.
  11. ^ Crowell, Evan (January 28, 2021). "Getting to Know Jahmile Addae". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 30, 2022.
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