The Redskins have finally hired a new coach! Washington announced this morning that they have hired Nate Kaczor as their new Special Teams Coordinator. Kaczor has 12 years experience in the NFL, and was the Special Teams Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the last 3 seasons.
Kaczor replaces Ben Kotwica who spent 5 years in the position under Head Coach Jay Gruden. Kotwica was granted permission to interview for the same position with other teams and was hired by the Atlanta Falcons last week.
We've named Nate Kaczor as Special Teams Coordinator.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) January 19, 2019
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Saturday morning special teams news. pic.twitter.com/lKovX5erKp— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) January 19, 2019
”We are excited to have Nate join our staff. We have had the opportunity to face his special teams play during his time at Tampa Bay and respected competing against him,” said Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins Head Coach. “He is a competitor and we have noticed and admired the intensity his units have played with through the course of his time as a special teams coordinator and assistant coach in the NFL.”
Chris Russell also reports that the Redskins met with Jon Hoke for their not open yet Defensive Backs Coach job. Hoke spent the last three seasons in the same position with the Buccaneers.
There were reports that current Redskins D Backs coach Torrian Gray was let go, but he is still with the team while they shop for replacements. They struck out with former Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator Jow Woods for the position already. Washington used this same stratefy with current Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky, but also couldn't find a replacement willing to sign here and will retain him for another season.
#Redskins name Nate Kaczor as new special teams coordinator. Last with #Bucs. I don't know of any connection to Bruce/ Jay in past but go right ahead. They also met with Jon Hoke from Tampa earlier for DB's coach.— Chris Russell (@Russellmania621) January 19, 2019