Coaches

Tim Berbenich
Offensive Assistant/Assistant Quarterbacks Coach
College:
Hamilton College
Hometown:
Huntington, N.Y.
Experience:
14

Tim Berbenich enters his fifth season with the Indianapolis Colts and second as offensive assistant/assistant quarterbacks coach. In 2015, he served as defensive assistant after previously spending two years (2013-14) as the team’s offensive assistant. Berbenich holds 13 years of NFL coaching experience, including six seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

 

Last season, Berbenich assisted with coaching quarterbacks Andrew Luck, Scott Tolzien and Stephen Morris. Luck established a new single-season career-high in completion percentage (63.5 percent) and finished the season ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in passing yards (4,240, eighth), passing touchdowns (31, fifth) and quarterback rating (96.4, ninth). He registered five 300-yard passing games and was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 13. Additionally, running back Frank Gore rushed for 1,025 yards to become the first Colt to eclipse 1,000 yards rushing since Joseph Addai in 2007, while wide receiver T.Y. Hilton claimed the NFL receiving title (1,448 yards) and earned his third consecutive Pro Bowl nod.

 

In 2015, Berbenich helped a defense that finished with five touchdowns, which tied for the most in a single season in franchise history dating back to 1975 and 1994. The defense ranked sixth in the NFL in interceptions (17) and tied for first in the league with four interceptions returned for touchdowns. Safety Mike Adams and cornerback Vontae Davis were named to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive season.

 

Berbenich assisted an offense that set franchise single-season records in net yards (6,506) and net passing yards (4,894), while recording its second-highest point total (458) for a season in 2014. The team finished the regular season ranked first in the NFL in passing yards, third in net yards, fourth in time of possession and sixth in points scored. The Colts allowed only 29.0 sacks, which ranked eighth in the NFL and was the lowest total for the team since the 2010 campaign.

 

In 2013, Berbenich helped coach an offense that averaged 341.8 yards per game, including 232.8 passing and 108.9 rushing. The Colts 1,743 total rushing yards were the most for the team since the 2006 campaign. Indianapolis set franchise records for fewest turnovers (14) and fumbles lost (four) and became the first team in the NFL to finish a season with the least amount of turnovers and penalties since the 2002 Kansas City Chiefs. The Colts notched 35 10-play drives in 2013, which tied for second in the NFL. Indianapolis also allowed only 32.0 sacks for the year, which ranked sixth in the NFL and fourth in the AFC.

 

From 2009-2011, Berbenich served as the assistant wide receivers coach for the Buccaneers. In 2010, he tutored a group that featured four rookies, including Mike Williams, who led all rookie receivers in the NFL with 65 receptions for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns. Williams also finished second in voting for The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year.

 

In Berbenich’s first season working with Tampa Bay receivers (2009), Antonio Bryant led the group with four touchdowns while Maurice Stovall achieved career highs in receiving yards (366) and receptions (24). He also guided Sammie Stroughter who, as a seventh-round selection in 2009, finished third on the team with 31 catches.

 

In 2008, Berbenich served as the team’s assistant running backs coach. He helped oversee a Buccaneers offense that rushed for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, the fifth-highest average in team history. Tampa Bay’s 114.8 rushing yards per game in 2008 was also the ninth-best average in team history.

 

Berbenich spent his first two seasons (2006-07) with the Buccaneers as the team’s offensive quality control coach. He was part of a coaching staff that led Tampa Bay to an NFC South title in 2007.

 

Berbenich was an offensive assistant for the New York Jets during the 2003 and 2004 seasons before adding quality control duties in 2005. He initially joined the Jets on a full-time basis in 2002 as an operations assistant after interning with the team in operations during training camp from 2000-02. During his tenure in New York, the Jets reached the postseason during the 2002 and 2004 campaigns.

 

At Hamilton College, Berbenich competed as a wide receiver while earning his degree in economics. A native of Huntington, N.Y., Berbenich and his wife, Diane, have two sons, Jack and Drew.

 

Coaching Career

2002                New York Jets                                    Operations Assistant

2003-2004       New York Jets                                    Offensive Assistant

2005                New York Jets                                    Offensive Assistant/Quality Control Coach

2006-2007       Tampa Bay Buccaneers         Offensive Quality Control Coach

2008                Tampa Bay Buccaneers         Assistant Running Backs Coach

2009-2011       Tampa Bay Buccaneers         Assistant Wide Receivers Coach

2013-2014       Indianapolis Colts                    Offensive Assistant

2015                Indianapolis Colts                    Defensive Assistant

2016-2017       Indianapolis Colts                    Offensive Assistant/Assistant Quarterbacks

Tim Berbenich enters his fifth season with the Indianapolis Colts and second as offensive assistant/assistant quarterbacks coach. In 2015, he served as defensive assistant after previously spending two years (2013-14) as the team’s offensive assistant. Berbenich holds 13 years of NFL coaching experience, including six seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

 

Last season, Berbenich assisted with coaching quarterbacks Andrew Luck, Scott Tolzien and Stephen Morris. Luck established a new single-season career-high in completion percentage (63.5 percent) and finished the season ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in passing yards (4,240, eighth), passing touchdowns (31, fifth) and quarterback rating (96.4, ninth). He registered five 300-yard passing games and was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 13. Additionally, running back Frank Gore rushed for 1,025 yards to become the first Colt to eclipse 1,000 yards rushing since Joseph Addai in 2007, while wide receiver T.Y. Hilton claimed the NFL receiving title (1,448 yards) and earned his third consecutive Pro Bowl nod.

 

In 2015, Berbenich helped a defense that finished with five touchdowns, which tied for the most in a single season in franchise history dating back to 1975 and 1994. The defense ranked sixth in the NFL in interceptions (17) and tied for first in the league with four interceptions returned for touchdowns. Safety Mike Adams and cornerback Vontae Davis were named to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive season.

 

Berbenich assisted an offense that set franchise single-season records in net yards (6,506) and net passing yards (4,894), while recording its second-highest point total (458) for a season in 2014. The team finished the regular season ranked first in the NFL in passing yards, third in net yards, fourth in time of possession and sixth in points scored. The Colts allowed only 29.0 sacks, which ranked eighth in the NFL and was the lowest total for the team since the 2010 campaign.

 

In 2013, Berbenich helped coach an offense that averaged 341.8 yards per game, including 232.8 passing and 108.9 rushing. The Colts 1,743 total rushing yards were the most for the team since the 2006 campaign. Indianapolis set franchise records for fewest turnovers (14) and fumbles lost (four) and became the first team in the NFL to finish a season with the least amount of turnovers and penalties since the 2002 Kansas City Chiefs. The Colts notched 35 10-play drives in 2013, which tied for second in the NFL. Indianapolis also allowed only 32.0 sacks for the year, which ranked sixth in the NFL and fourth in the AFC.

 

From 2009-2011, Berbenich served as the assistant wide receivers coach for the Buccaneers. In 2010, he tutored a group that featured four rookies, including Mike Williams, who led all rookie receivers in the NFL with 65 receptions for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns. Williams also finished second in voting for The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year.

 

In Berbenich’s first season working with Tampa Bay receivers (2009), Antonio Bryant led the group with four touchdowns while Maurice Stovall achieved career highs in receiving yards (366) and receptions (24). He also guided Sammie Stroughter who, as a seventh-round selection in 2009, finished third on the team with 31 catches.

 

In 2008, Berbenich served as the team’s assistant running backs coach. He helped oversee a Buccaneers offense that rushed for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, the fifth-highest average in team history. Tampa Bay’s 114.8 rushing yards per game in 2008 was also the ninth-best average in team history.

 

Berbenich spent his first two seasons (2006-07) with the Buccaneers as the team’s offensive quality control coach. He was part of a coaching staff that led Tampa Bay to an NFC South title in 2007.

 

Berbenich was an offensive assistant for the New York Jets during the 2003 and 2004 seasons before adding quality control duties in 2005. He initially joined the Jets on a full-time basis in 2002 as an operations assistant after interning with the team in operations during training camp from 2000-02. During his tenure in New York, the Jets reached the postseason during the 2002 and 2004 campaigns.

 

At Hamilton College, Berbenich competed as a wide receiver while earning his degree in economics. A native of Huntington, N.Y., Berbenich and his wife, Diane, have two sons, Jack and Drew.

 

Coaching Career

2002                New York Jets                                    Operations Assistant

2003-2004       New York Jets                                    Offensive Assistant

2005                New York Jets                                    Offensive Assistant/Quality Control Coach

2006-2007       Tampa Bay Buccaneers         Offensive Quality Control Coach

2008                Tampa Bay Buccaneers         Assistant Running Backs Coach

2009-2011       Tampa Bay Buccaneers         Assistant Wide Receivers Coach

2013-2014       Indianapolis Colts                    Offensive Assistant

2015                Indianapolis Colts                    Defensive Assistant

2016-2017       Indianapolis Colts                    Offensive Assistant/Assistant Quarterbacks