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Atlanta Falcons assistant offensive line Shawn Flaherty poses for a headshot in Ticketmaster Studios at the Atlanta Falcons headquarters in Flowery Branch, Georgia, on Thursday, February 15, 2024. (Photo by Shanna Lockwood/Atlanta Falcons)

Shawn Flaherty

Assistant Offensive Line


Shawn Flaherty was named Atlanta Falcons assistant offensive line coach on Feb. 27, 2023, after spending the 2022 season as a football analyst on Atlanta's coaching staff.

Flaherty came to Atlanta having spent three seasons (2019-21) as a member of the Miami Dolphins coaching staff, serving as a coaching assistant from 2019-20 and an assistant offensive line coach in 2021.

Over the final 10 weeks of the 2021 season, the Dolphins offensive line limited opponents to 21 sacks, tied for the 13th-fewest in the NFL over that span. Miami's running game also improved from 78.6 yards per game to 104.3 yards per game over the final 10 games of the season.

Prior to his time in Miami, Flaherty spent two seasons (2017-18) as a graduate assistant at North Carolina State University. In his role, Flaherty worked primarily with the offensive line under the tutelage of current Falcons offensive line coach Dwayne Ledford, who served in that same role for the Wolfpack from 2016-18.

Flaherty was a four-year letterman (2013-16) at Towson (Md.) University, where he started games at both guard and center, and earned his bachelor's degree in business administration.