The Chicago Bears are set to head into their second season under head coach Matt Eberflus. After a tough first season as a head coach, Eberflus and his team of coaches hope the Bears can improve on their 3-14 record from last year. Let’s take a look at who is on the Bears’ coaching staff in 2023 and what changes there have been since last season.
Chicago Bears Coaching Staff
- Matt Eberflus, Head Coach
- Luke Getsy, Offensive Coordinator
- Alan Williams, Defensive Coordinator
- Richard Hightower, Special Teams Coordinator
- Jim Arthur, Head Strength and Conditioning
- Dave Borgonzi, Linebackers
- Zach Gable, Offensive Quality Control
- Andre Curtis, Safeties
- Jim Dray, Tight Ends
- Isaiah Harris, Player Engagement/Strength and Conditioning
- Justin Hinds, Assistant Defensive Line
- Jon Hoke, Cornerbacks/Passing Game Coordinator
- Andrew Janocko, Quarterbacks
- Kevin Koch, Defensive Quality Control
- Noble Landry, Assistant Strength and Conditioning
- Chris Morgan, Offensive Line
- Pierre Ngo, Assistant Strength and Conditioning
- David Overstreet II, Assistant Defensive Backs
- Carlos Polk, Assistant Special Teams
- Travis Smith, Defensive Line
- Luke Steckel, Assistant Offensive Line
- Tyke Tolbert, Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers
- David Walker, Running Backs
- Omar Young, Assistant Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers
- Tim Zetts, Assistant Tight Ends
New Changes to Bears Coaching Staff in 2023
When you look at the Bears’ coaching staff for 2023, a lot of it looks very similar because, for the most part, it is. The core of Eberflus, Getsy, Williams, and Hightower remains the same this season as they look to build on the start they made together in 2022.
The changes in Chicago are relatively subtle. Omar Young has been promoted to assistant quarterbacks and wide receivers coach, and Kevin Koch has been named a defensive quality control coach after serving as an assistant to Eberflus last year.
Jon Hoke returns to the Bears as the cornerbacks coach and passing game coordinator. Hoke was previously with the Bears between 2009 and 2014, serving as the DBs coach. During his last spell in Chicago, their 111 interceptions were tied for fourth in the NFL.
The other new coaches are Zach Cable (offensive quality control), Isaiah Harris (player engagement/strength and conditioning), and Pierre Ngo (assistant strength of conditioning). Two other changes to the staff are not formally listed on the official website. Those are Carla Suber (director of wellness) and Mike Wiley Jr. (director of mental skills/performance).
Outwardly, fans will likely not notice much difference in terms of what we see on the sidelines. The same four faces remain prominently involved. Offensively, we likely won’t see it translate to any scheme changes, but there could be some differences schematically in terms of pass defense. They might only be subtle, so they won’t always be immediately noticeable.