Redskins Announce 16 Coaching Hires

New Redskins head coach Ron Rivera had already brought in new coordinators on both sides of the ball (Scott Turner on offense, Jack Del Rio on defense), and he’s now filled out the rest of his staff. Rivera and Washington announced the following 16 hires earlier today:

  • Pete Hoener, tight ends
  • Jim Hostler, wide receivers
  • Randy Jordan, running backs
  • John Matsko, offensive line
  • Drew Terrell, assistant wide receivers
  • Travelle Wharton, assistant offensive line
  • Ken Zampese, quarterbacks
  • Chris Harris, defensive backs
  • Sam Mills III, defensive line
  • Richard Rodgers, assistant defensive backs
  • Steve Russ, linebackers
  • Brent Vieselmeyer, assistant defensive backs
  • Luke Del Rio, offensive quality control
  • Ben Jacobs, assistant special teams
  • Vincent Rivera, defensive quality control
  • Todd Storm, offensive quality control

Both Hostler and Zampese have both previously served as offensive coordinators. Hostler was the 49ers’ OC for a single season in 2007 under head coach Mike Nolan, but was fired after only one year at the helm. Zampese, meanwhile, was the Bengals’ offensive playcaller in 2016 and part of 2017 before being let go. He’s since coached for the Browns, the AAF’s Atlanta Legends, and the University of Florida.

Unsurprisingly, a number of new Redskins coached worked under Rivera in Carolina, including Hoener, Hostler, Matsko, Terrell, Wharton, Mills, Rodgers, and Russ.

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10 comments on “Redskins Announce 16 Coaching Hires

  1. One of the 2020 head coach hires came prepared for pre-season. That’s quick work. Like the decisiveness and the clarity. Sons are getting plum jobs as offensive and defensive quality control. Kyle Shanahan turned out well after a similar path so perhaps it’s not a bad thing.

  2. itslonelyatthetrop

    John Matsko has coached OL for longer than most of those players have been alive. Good choice.

  3. nentwigs

    Other than their last names, what REAL EXPERIENCE is possessed by Luke Del Rio and Vincent Rivera (other than hanging around and following around their Daddys) that justifies their hiring as members of an NFL coaching staff specializing in “Quality Control”?

    Are those the guys that tell players,
    “Hey you, don’t F**K UP?”

    • Natergater77

      Quality control is typically watch film and give other coaches feedback on what they observed. I’m sure both are qualified for that

      • itslonelyatthetrop

        I’m sure they’ve been watching film longer than some of the players.

    • 700Level

      nentwigs and the two geniuses who upvoted his comment in 1975: “Other than the fact that his Daddy coached Navy what REAL EXPERIENCE is possessed by this Bill Belichick kid that justifies his hiring as a special assistant for the Baltimore Colts? Obviously, he was only hired b/c of nepotism and will never amount to anything.”

      • crosseyedlemon

        Wigs comment is valid to a large degree and even if it wasn’t, it would still be an improvement on the word play game. Would like to know how upvoting occurred in 1975 before the existence of the Internet.

  4. crosseyedlemon

    It’s not what you know…it’s who you know. I like Ron but he simply showed no creativity in assembling this staff. Will probably pass out Panther playbooks from 5 years ago too. Ugh.

  5. Dorothy_Mantooth

    How many coaches does an NFL team need? This means the Redskins will have over 20 total coaches on their staff to oversee a 53 man roster next year. I realize the game has turned to specialization over the past 10+ years but had no idea there were this many assistants / specialists on a coaching staff. It’s a full time job just to make sure the coaches are on the same page!

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