The Redskins allowed another coach to leave the building today. Inside Linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti was given permission to interview with the Green Bay Packers for the same position this week. He has now reportedly been hired for the Packers, and the Redskins have another job to fill on their coaching staff.
This was Olivadotti’s second run with the Redskins. He originally coached for Washington from 2000-2010, coaching special teams, defensive backs, and linebackers at various points. He left to coach linebackers in college at Georgia from 2011-2013. He was hired again by the Redskins in 2014 when Head Coach Jay Gruden took over the team. He has coached both outside and inside linebackers.
Can confirm this. He had interviewed there earlier this week. Olivadotti was the rare coach, surviving multiple regimes in DC. Quiet; just did his job. Respected. Skins obviously allowed him to leave; they have a few candidates in mind to replace. https://t.co/rY6cGKr99l— John Keim (@john_keim) January 19, 2019
The Redskins also gave Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica permission to interview with other teams, and he left to take the same job with the Atlanta Falcons. His replacement, Nate Kaczor, was named today. There were reports of a lot of turnover on the coaching staff this offseason, but the news has been more about who the Redskins couldn’t hire. Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky returns, and the team continues to interview people to replace Defensive Backs Coach Torrian Gray. Washington has denied some assistants permission to interview with other teams, like Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Chad Englehart...
I'm told the Redskins have indeed blocked some assistants from new opportunities this offseason. They aren't letting everybody interview elsewhere like they did in the cases of Ben Kotwika and Kirk Olivadotti. Picking their spots.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) January 16, 2019
Redskins head strength & conditioning coach Chad Englehart is one of the coaches Washington is not allowing to talk with other interested teams, a source says. He's been in DC for 9 years and has run the strength/conditioning program since 2017.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) January 17, 2019