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Meet The 2016 Colts Coaching Staff

Intro: For the better part of the past month, Chuck Pagano has been a busy man assembling his 2016 coaching staff. Who are the new faces joining the Colts in 2016?


INDIANAPOLIS – While the continuity stayed the same at the top, the Colts have made a plethora of changes across their coaching staff this offseason.

A total of eight newcomers have joined the Colts coaching staff for the 2016 campaign.

Additionally, five coaching returnees have new titles on the staff this season.

What are the new names and titles for the Colts in 2016?

Tim Berbenich

            -2016 Position: Offensive Assistant/Assistant Quarterbacks Coach

            -Prior: This is Berbenich's fourth season with the Colts. He's previously held assistant roles on each side of the ball.

Rob Chudzinski

            -2016 Position: Offensive Coordinator

            -Prior: The interim tag for Chud at offensive coordinator was officially removed after seven games last season. This will be Chud's third NFL stint as an offensive coordinator. He was previously the Colts associate head coach in 2015 and special assistant to the head coach in 2014.

Maurice Drayton

            -2016 Position: Assistant Special Teams

            -Prior: Drayton's first full-time stint in the NFL comes with the Colts. Drayton was previously a summer coaching intern with Indianapolis in 2013-14. College stops in the south preceded Drayton taking over for Brant Boyer in Indy. Boyer is now the Jets special teams coordinator.

Joe Gilbert

             -2016 Position: Assistant Offensive Line

             -Prior: Gilbert had been the Colts offensive line coach for the last three seasons. He's been on staff since Chuck Pagano was hired in 2012.

Jim Hermann

            -2016 Position: Linebackers

            -Prior: Hermann returns to the Midwest, where he coached at the University of Michigan from 1986-2005. For the last 10 years, Hermann has been the linebackers coach with the New York Jets (2006-08) and New York Giants (2009-15).

Jim Hostler

            -2016 Position: Tight Ends

            -Prior: Hostler makes the switch to tight ends after coaching the Colts wide receivers last season. This is Hostler's second season on the Colts coaching staff.

Lee Hull

            -2016 Position: Wide Receivers

            -Prior: For the last two seasons, Hull has been the head coach at Morgan State University. Before that, Hull was the receivers coach at Oregon State University (2005-07) and the University of Maryland (2008-13).

Darren Krein

            -2016 Position: Head Strength and Conditioning

            -Prior: Krein comes to the Colts after three seasons as the headman of the Miami Dolphins' strength and conditioning program.

Ted Monachino

            -2016 Position: Defensive Coordinator

            -Prior: After 10 seasons as an NFL position coach, Monachino will be a coordinator. Monachino comes to Indianapolis following six seasons working with the Baltimore Ravens' linebackers. Monachino and Chuck Pagano were on the same staff in Baltimore from 2010-11.

Joe Philbin

            -2016 Position: Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line

            -Prior: The former Miami Dolphins head coach (2012-15) will get back to his roots as a position coach in Indianapolis. Philbin worked with the Green Bay Packers' offensive line from 2003-06, before being promoted to their offensive coordinator post from 2007-11.

Brian Schottenheimer

            -2016 Position: Quarterbacks

            -Prior: Similar to Philbin, Schottenheimer returns to a position coach after 10 seasons as an NFL/college offensive coordinator. After coaching quarterbacks with the Redskins (2001) and Chargers (2002-05), Schottenheimer was a coordinator for the Jets (2006-11), Rams (2012-14) and University of Georgia (2015).

Jemal Singleton

            -2016 Position: Running Backs

            -Prior: Like Drayton and Hull, Singleton's first NFL gig will come with the Colts. In college, Singleton has coached running backs at the Air Force Academy (2006-10), Oklahoma State University (2011-14) and Arkansas (2015).

Shawn Terlecky

            -2016 Position: Defensive Quality Control

            -Prior: After three seasons as the assistant to the head coach, Terlecky was promoted in January. Terlecky has past experience coaching defense at the collegiate level.

Greg Williams

            -2016 Position: Defensive Backs

            -Prior: Williams comes to the Colts after being a secondary assistant with the San Diego Chargers the past three seasons. Williams worked with John Pagano, Chuck's brother, for seven seasons with the Chargers.

The following coaches have retained their title from 2015: special teams coordinator Tom McMahon, defensive line coach Gary Emanuel, offensive quality control Frank Giufre, assistant strength coach Richard Howell and outside linebackers coach Brad White.

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