After 83 years the coaching history of the Washington Redskins is equally rich with tradition and championships. What began with the Boston Braves & head coach Lud Wrayin 1932, and the Boston Redskins in ’33 with head coaches Lone Star Dietz & Eddie Casey in ’35 has evolved with the years into a new team now. There are new faces and new names in the coaching staff, with new traditions to build and new championships to win.
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Washington Redskins Coaching Staff
Headcoach: Jay Gruden
From 2002 to 2008 he served as an offensive assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League under his brother, head coach Jon Gruden, earning a Super Bowl ring for the Bucs’ win in Super Bowl XXXVII
Honors and awards
Jay Gruden made his mark as Offensive Coordinator with the Cincinatti Bengals. On February 3, 2011, Gruden was hired as the offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals. On January 13, 2012 Gruden signed a three-year extension with the Bengals at the position, even after being asked to interview for at least three NFL head coaching jobs. Gruden turned down the Jacksonville Jaguars and the St. Louis Rams, and later turned down the Indianapolis Colts.
In just those three seasons Jay Gruden’s offense helped the Bengals to 9, 10 and 11 wins in succession. Three years led to three straight winning seasons, as well as the Division Champions title in a tough division that includes the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens.
Defensive Coordinator: Joe Barry
Linebacker at the University of Michigan (1989-1990) University of Southern California (1990-1993)
Offensive Coordinator: Sean McVay
Worked with Jay Gruden at Tampa Bay and UFL. Grew up in a NFL football family. His grandfather, John McVay was the head coach of the New York Giants in the mid 1970s and general manager of the San Francisco 49ers when they won 5 Super Bowls.
He played in college, wide receiver @ Uni of Miami of Ohio, formerly the Miami Redskins. McVay served as tightend coach under Headcoach Mike Shanahan and promoted to Offensive Coordinator in 2014 under current headcoach Jay Gruden.
Special Teams Coach: Ben Kotwica
US Army, graduated West Point. As a 2nd Lt, flew helicopters& combat missions in Iraq, served his country, played linebacker in college. He is “Army strong”. His standards are high and he expected legal but hard hits from special team players. He did a remarkable job with the NY Jets as their Special Teams Coach and he also worked with defense, linebacking corps under Rex Ryan, known for his defenses, family tradition.
(Trivia) – Head coach George Allen was the first NFL coach to create a Special Teams and assign a coach for it in 1971
(Trivia) Head coach George Allen was the first NFL coach to create a Special Teams and assign a coach for it.
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