ADVERTISEMENT

This is a 2013 photo of Norv Turner of the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. This image reflects the Cleveland Browns active roster as of Thursday, May 9, 2013 when this image was taken. (AP Photo) ORG XMIT: NFLHS13

Feed Loader,

This is a 2013 photo of George Edwards of the Miami Dolphins NFL football team. This image reflects the Miami Dolphins active roster as of Thursday, May 2, 2013 when this image was taken. (AP Photo) ORG XMIT: NFLHS13

Feed Loader,

This is a photo of Mike Priefer of the Minnesota Vikings NFL football team. This image reflects the Minnesota Vikings active roster as of Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (AP Photo) ORG XMIT: NFLHS13

Feed Loader,

Chart: Vikings assistant coaches

  • February 6, 2014 - 9:14 PM

OFFENSE

Norv Turner, coordinator: In his 30th season as an NFL coach. Head coach for 15 seasons with Washington (1994-2000), Oakland (2004-05) and San Diego (2007-12). Offensive coordinator when Dallas won two Super Bowls (1992-93).

Jeff Davidson, line: Returns for his fourth season with the Vikings and 19th season of coaching. Played four seasons in the NFL before career cut short by injury. Started on offensive line for Denver in 1991-92.

George Stewart, receivers: In his 32nd season as a coach and eighth with the Vikings. Stewart coached under Lou Holtz with the Gophers in 1984-85. Standout guard as a collegian at Arkansas (1977-80).

Scott Turner, quarterbacks: Son of OC Norv Turner. Coached wide receivers at Cleveland last season. Was Carolina offensive quality control coach in 2011-12. College quarterback at UNLV.

Kevin Stefanski, tight ends: Was assistant QB coach for Vikings the past five seasons. After spending three years as special assistant to the head coach.

Kirby Wilson, running backs: Steelers running backs coach the past seven seasons. Has coached 27 years, and has Super Bowl rings with Tampa Bay (2002) and Pittsburgh (2008).

Klint Kubiak, assistant receivers: Son of former Texans coach Gary Kubiak, who is now Ravens offensive coordinator. Was with the Vikings last season. Played defensive back at Colorado State.

Drew Petzing, assistant: Worked in football operations with Cleveland last season.

DEFENSE

George Edwards, coordinator: Also defensive coordinator in Washington (2003) and Buffalo (2010-11). Coached linebackers in Miami last season. Worked under Zimmer as linebackers coach in Dallas when Zimmer was defensive coordinator for Cowboys.

Jerry Gray, backfield: Defensive coordinator with Buffalo (2001-05) and Tennessee (2011-13). A four-time Pro Bowl player as a defensive back during his nine-year NFL career (L.A. Rams, Houston, Tampa Bay) and the Pro Bowl MVP in 1990.

Andre Patterson, line: In his 30th year of coaching. Also coached defensive line for the Vikings in 1998-99. Was assistant head coach/defensive line at Florida International last season. Has worked in the NFL for Denver, Cleveland, Dallas and New England. Head coach at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo from 1994 to’ 96.

Adam Zimmer, linebackers: Son of coach Mike Zimmer. Assistant defensive backs coach under his dad in Cincinnati last season. Defensive assistant in Kansas City (2010-12) and New Orleans (2006-09). Won Super Bowl ring with Saints.

Jonathan Gannon, assistant backfield: Spent the past two seasons as defensive assistant/quality control under new secondary coach Jerry Gray in Tennessee. Also worked under Zimmer in Atlanta in 2007.

Robb Akey, assistant line: First year in NFL after 24 seasons as a college coach. Head coach at Idaho, 2007-12. As a player at Weber State, was coached by Zimmer, who was defensive coordinator. In 1988, he got his first coaching job under Zimmer.

Jeff Howard, overall assistant: Was assistant to ex-head coach Leslie Frazier last season. Was defensive quality control coach (2011) and safeties coach (2012) at Texas Tech. Played linebacker at Eastern New Mexico.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Mike Priefer, coordinator: Will be in his fourth season with the Vikings. Also special teams coordinator in Denver and Kansas City. Was 2012 NFL special teams coordinator of the year. Naval officer and helicopter pilot for six years (1989-94).

Ryan Ficken, assistant: In his eighth season with the Vikings. Played wideout at Arizona State (1998-99).

News Services



© 2014 Star Tribune