Browns Announce Seven Coaching Hires

The Cleveland Browns announced Friday that they’ve made seven more hires to their coaching staff under Freddie Kitchens.

The full list includes:

  1. Joe Whitt as pass game coordinator/secondary coach
  2. Al Holcomb as run game coordinator/linebackers coach
  3. Chris Jones as senior defensive assistant
  4. Tosh Lupoi as defensive line coach
  5. John Lilly as tight ends coach
  6. John Parrella as assistant defensive line coach
  7. Jeff Blasko as assistant offensive line coach.

The Browns also confirmed that Adam Henry will remain WRs coach and DeWayne Walker will remain DBs coach.

Holcomb, 48 began his coaching career at Temple back in 1995 as a graduate assistant/LBs coach. He worked for a number of schools including Colby College, Bloomsburg, Kutztown and Lafayette before getting hired by the Giants as their defensive quality control coach in 2011.

The Panthers hired Holcomb as their linebackers coach in 2013 and he later departed for the Cardinals’ defensive coordinator last year.

In 2018, the Cardinals’ defense ranked No. 20 in yards allowed, No. 26 in total points allowed, No. 32 in rushing yards allowed and No. 4 in passing yards allowed.

Whitt, 40, began his coaching career at Auburn back in 2000 as an assistant-receivers coach. From there, he worked for the Citadel and Louisville before taking his first NFL coaching job with the Falcons in 2007.

After one season in Atlanta, the Packers hired Whitt as their defensive quality control coach for the 2008 season before promoting him to cornerbacks coach in 2009. He eventually worked his way up to defensive passing-game coordinator last year.

However, the Packers elected to part ways with Whitt shortly after they hired Matt LaFleur as their new head coach.

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