INDIANAPOLIS —The Indianapolis Colts have hired Matt Raich as special defensive assistant/assistant defensive line coach and Jerrod Johnson as offensive quality control coach.
Raich has over 20 years of coaching experience and most recently served as the co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach for the St. Louis BattleHawks of the XFL. He previously spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals (2018), Detroit Lions (2014-17), Arizona Cardinals (2007-2012) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2002-06). Raich coached collegiately at Duquesne (2013), Robert Morris (1996-98, 2000-02), Glenville State (1999) and his alma mater, Westminster (Pa.) College (1993-94). He also served as the defensive coordinator of the Hildesheim Invaders of the former German Federal League in 1999. Raich played linebacker at Westminster (Pa.) College from 1989-94, where he helped the team win the NAIA National Championship in 1989.
Johnson was on the Colts' coaching staff during the 2019 season as part of the NFL's Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship initiative. In 2017, he participated in the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship with the San Francisco 49ers during training camp and worked with the team's quarterbacks. From 2015-18, Johnson served on the coaching staff at St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas. He was the assistant head coach/offensive coordinator for two seasons (2017-18) after originally joining the team as quarterbacks/wide receivers/assistant passing coordinator (2015-16). Since 2015, Johnson has served as the owner and pro day prep director at The Quarterback Club of Houston LLC. He has also been the Nike Elite 11 quarterbacks coach and the head coach for Nike The Opening (2017 and 2018 champions) for the last five years. Johnson began his coaching career after concluding his playing career in which he spent time with the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles. He also spent time with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. Johnson was the number one overall selection of the 2011 UFL Draft. Collegiately, he played football (2006-2010) and basketball (2006) at Texas A&M.