Who Are the 2024 Shrine Bowl Coaches?

The 99th edition of the East-West Shrine Bowl is upon us, but who will coach the two teams at the longest-running game on the all-star calendar?

The 99th edition of the East-West Shrine Bowl takes place today, Thursday, Feb. 1. Kicking off at 8 p.m. ET, the college football all-star game features some of the top prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Over 120 players will showcase their talents for NFL evaluators in Frisco, but which coaches will be directing their efforts? Below is the coaching staff for the East and West teams at the 2024 East-West Shrine Bowl.

2024 Shrine Bowl Coaching Staff

East Team

Looking at the East team first, they will be led by current Chicago Bears special teams coordinator Richard Hightower as head coach. Hightower has been an assistant coach in the NFL since 2006, coaching with five different teams during that span.

Drew Terrell will serve as offensive coordinator. He currently works as the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach for the Arizona Cardinals, who hold the fourth overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Bears linebackers coach Dave Borgonzi will be the East Team defensive coordinator at the 2024 Shrine Bowl, partnering with Chicago colleague Hightower in Frisco.

Finally, Michael Ghobrial will be the special teams coordinator, leaning on his experience with that unit as an assistant at the New York Jets. Here is the rest of the coaching staff for the East:

  • Brad Kragthorpe: QBs coach
  • Kolby Smith: RBs coach
  • Brian Bratton: WRs coach
  • Steven King: TEs coach
  • Luke Stocker: OL coach
  • Ben Wilkerson: OL coach
  • Jim Salgado: OL coach
  • Ricky Manning Jr.: OL coach
  • Bryan Bing: OL coach
  • Patrick Reilly: OL coach
  • Lori Locust: LBs coach
  • Pierre Ngo: Strength and conditioning

West Team

The West Team’s head coach will be New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka. New York has had Kafka on their staff since 2022 after his previous with the Kansas City Chiefs for five seasons.

His offensive coordinator will be Denver Broncos quarterbacks coach Davis Webb. Running the defense will be Carolina Panthers outside linebackers coach Tem Lukabu.

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Cleveland Browns assistant special teams coach Stephen Bravo-Brown will run the special teams.

Here are the rest of the assistant coaches for the West team:

  • Tyrae Reid Jr.: QBs coach
  • Kylan Butler: RBs coach
  • Spencer Whipple: WRs coach
  • Angela Baker: TEs coach
  • Jahri Evans: OL coach
  • Greg Austin: OL coach
  • Matt Giordano: DBs coach
  • Cristian Garcia: DBs coach
  • Patrick Hill: DL coach
  • Gerald Alexander: LBs coach
  • Adam Gristick: LBs coach
  • Noble Landry: Strength and conditioning

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