|City:||San Luis Obispo|
Assistant Coach (Defensive Line) • Fourth Year
New Mexico State '02
Recruiting Area: Sacramento/East Bay
Jamar Cain, hired in March 2009 to coach the defensive line at Cal Poly, coached the defensive ends at Missouri State for three seasons (2006-08). Prior to 2006, he held a coaching position on the grid staff at Ohio University.
Cain is a native of Sacramento and a 2002 graduate of New Mexico State. He is also completing work on a master’s degree from Ohio University, where he served as a graduate assistant coach in 2005.
Cain played football for two seasons as a defensive lineman at Sacramento City College and was a first-team all-state selection for the Panthers. He spent his final two seasons at New Mexico State and was a second-team all-league defensive lineman in the Sun Belt Conference.
He spent two seasons as a high school coach and one year as an assistant coach at Sacramento City College and was an assistant coach during the 2005 season on the staff of head coach Frank Solich at Ohio University. Cain’s coaching responsibilities at Ohio were with the defensive ends and he had a number of additional duties within the Ohio program.
Cain participated in the National Football League’s minority internship in the summer of 2008 with the Arizona Cardinals and in the summer of 2009 with the Kansas City Chiefs. He also assisted the Arizona Cardinals during training camp in 2008.
Cain, 33, and his wife, DeCarla, have a son, Cosby, 5, and a daughter, Cali, 4.