The Minnesota Vikings officially named Kevin Stefanski their offensive coordinator on Wednesday.
“Kevin is a smart young coach with a bright future,” said Vikings HC Mike Zimmer. “I’m happy to have him take over the offensive coordinator job. His work ethic and teaching ability have been obvious to me behind the scenes since I came here five years ago. He’s well respected by coaches and players both and I know he’s up to the task.”
Adam Schefter reports that the Vikings are hiring Kevin Stefanski as their offensive coordinator now that the Browns made the decision to give their head coach job to Freddie Kitchens.
Stefanski was a finalist for the Browns’ job and reportedly had interest from other teams. However, it appears as though a return to Minnesota proved to be his best option in the end.
The Vikings reportedly had interest in Dirk Koetter, Mike Mularkey and Hue Jackson for the job if they couldn’t keep Stefanski.
Stefanski, 36, began his NFL coaching career as an operations intern with the Eagles back in 2005. He was later hired by the Vikings as an assistant to head coach a year later.
Since then, Stafanksi has held a number of positions including TEs coach, RBs coach and QBs coach before being promoted to the team’s interim offensive coordinator after they fired John DeFilippo midseason.