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    Washington Commanders Coaches: Who Is on Dan Quinn’s Coaching Staff?

    With Ron Rivera out in Washington, the Commanders brought in Dan Quinn as the team's new head coach. What does his new coaching staff look like?

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    Published on July 3, 2024 | 3:03 PM EDT

    After four seasons with the Washington Commanders, Ron Rivera was fired earlier this offseason in an effort to rebuild the team and reach new heights. For his replacement, the Commanders opted for an experienced option in Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator and former Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn.

    Here’s a look at what Quinn’s new coaching staff looks like in his first season in Washington.

    Washington Commanders Coaching Staff

    Here are the names that comprise the Commanders’ staff alongside Quinn:

    • Dan Quinn, Head Coach
    • Dave Gardi, Senior Vice President of Football Initiatives
    • Sarah Hogan, Coaching Chief of Staff
    • Brian Johnson, Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Pass Game Coordinator
    • Kliff Kingsbury, Offensive Coordinator
    • David Blough, Assistant Quarterbacks
    • Andre Coleman, Offensive Assistant
    • Bobby Engram, Wide Receivers
    • Bobby Johnson, Offensive Line
    • Anthony Lynn, Run Game Coordinator/Running Backs
    • Tavita Pritchard, Quarterbacks
    • David Raih, Tight Ends
    • Darnell Stapleton, Assistant Offensive Line
    • Shane Toub, Offensive Quality Control
    • Joe Whitt Jr., Defensive Coordinator
    • George Banko, Defensive Quality Control
    • Tommy Donatell, Defensive Backs
    • Sharrif Floyd, Assistant Defensive Line
    • William Gay, Assistant Defensive Line
    • Ryan Kerrigan, Assistant Linebackers/Pass Rush Specialist
    • Ken Norton Jr., Linebackers
    • John Pagano, Senior Defensive Assistant
    • Jason Simmons, Defensive Pass Game Coordinator
    • Darryl Tapp, Defensive Line
    • Larry Izzo, Special Teams Coordinator
    • John Glenn, Assistant Special Teams
    • Pete Ohnegian, Player Development Coach

    While most of the staff is new, Quinn did retain three coaches from Rivera’s staff: Tavita Pritchard, Bobby Engram, and Ryan Kerrigan. The latter is moving from assistant defensive line to assistant linebackers coach and pass rush specialist. Kerrigan will also be entering the third year of his coaching career in general, after a long tenure in Washington as a standout pass rusher.

    Engram will continue to work with what could be a strong WR room that features Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson. For Pritchard, though, he will have the task of working with No. 2 overall pick Jayden Daniels, who comes to the Commanders after a historic season with LSU, ultimately winning the Heisman Trophy.

    New Additions to the Commanders’ Coaching Staff

    Quinn brought several former head coaches to his staff in Washington. First is former Los Angeles Chargers HC Anthony Lynn, who joins the staff as run game coordinator and running backs coach.

    Lynn will work with Brian Robinson Jr. and Chris Rodriguez Jr., but he’ll also work with Austin Ekeler once again, who left the Chargers and signed with the Commanders in free agency earlier this offseason.

    Another former head coach joining the team is Kliff Kingsbury — formerly of the Arizona Cardinals — who joins Washington as the offensive coordinator. After spending 2023 as an analyst for USC, Kingsbury will work to improve last year’s 24th-ranked offense in yards per game (312.8).

    Quinn is a defensive-minded coach and will handle that side of the ball. However, he did bring along Joe Whitt Jr. as the team’s defensive coordinator. Whitt spent 2021-2023 as the Cowboys’ secondary/defensive passing game coordinator, so he and Quinn have quite a bit of experience together.

    The duo will work to improve the NFL’s 32nd-ranked defense in yards per game (388.9) — which also allowed 59 touchdowns. For reference, the Quinn-led Cowboys defense was fifth in the NFL in the same metric (299.7).

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