Mike Westhoff is a 41-year coaching veteran who has 32 seasons of NFL experience. One of the most respected and accomplished special teams coaches in league history, Westhoff last coached in the NFL under Payton from 2017-18 and was part of a coaching staff that helped guide the Saints to the playoffs in each of his two seasons in New Orleans. In 29 seasons as an NFL special teams coach, Westhoff led units that annually ranked among the NFL leaders in Rick Gosselin's Special Teams Rankings with an average finish among the top-10 coaches in league history and the No. 1 ranking in the league with Miami in 2000. He spent a decade on the staff of Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach Don Shula—the winningest coach in NFL history—as part of 15 seasons with the Dolphins (1986-2000) before spending 12 seasons with the New York Jets (2001-12). A native of Bethel Park, Pa., Westhoff played linebacker and center at Wichita State University.