Packers Fire Special Teams Coordinator Ron Zook


Rob Demovsky reports that the Packers will not retain special teams coordinator Ron Zook as part of new HC Matt LaFleur’s coaching staff.

There has been talk of LaFleur attempting to hire Bengals assistant special teams coach Brayden Coombs, so that’s something to keep an eye on in the coming days.

Zook, 64, began his coaching career at Murray State back in 1978. He worked for a number of colleges including Cincinnati, Kansas, Tennesee, Virginia Tech, Ohio State before being hired by Florida as their ehad coach in 2002.

Zook lasted three seasons at Florida before being hired as the head coach at Illinois.

The Packers brought Zook in as a special teams assistant for the 2014 season and eventually promoted him to special teams coordinator in 2015.

According to FootballOutsiders, the Packers’ special teams unit ranked No. 28 in the league last season.

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