The Green Bay Packers have named Jerry Fontenot tight ends coach, Ben McAdoo quarterbacks coach and Alex Van Pelt running backs coach. The team also announced that John Rushing will now serve as offensive assistant/special teams and Joel Hilgenberg will now serve as assistant offensive line coach. Head Coach Mike McCarthy made the announcement Monday.
Fontenot will be entering his seventh season on Green Bay’s coaching staff in 2012, having tutored the team’s running backs this past season. He served as assistant offensive line coach from 2007-10 and as offensive assistant in 2006. In 2011, Fontenot tutored second-year RB
McAdoo has been with the club since 2006, serving as the tight ends coach each of the past six seasons. He was instrumental in the development of TE
Van Pelt (pictured) will be entering his seventh season as an NFL coach, having served as the quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the past two seasons. In his first season in Tampa Bay in 2010, Van Pelt tutored second-year QB Josh Freeman, who finished sixth in the NFL in passer rating (95.9) while throwing for 3,451 yards, 25 touchdowns and just six interceptions. Van Pelt spent the previous four seasons (2006-09) with the Buffalo Bills, serving as offensive coordinator in ‘09, quarterbacks coach in ‘08 and offensive quality control coach from 2006-07. He spent the winter of 2006 as the quarterbacks coach/pass coordinator for the University at Buffalo. Van Pelt also volunteered with the Bills in 2005 as an offensive quality control coach after spending the 2005 NFL Europe season as the quarterbacks coach for the Frankfurt Galaxy. He played nine seasons (1995-2003) at quarterback for the Bills and was a four-year starter at the University of Pittsburgh, where he holds school career records for passing yards and completions.Additional coverage - Feb. 13