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Packers finalize coaching staff

Posted Feb 17, 2016

Three new assistants hired, two given promotions

The Green Bay Packers have named Brian Angelichio (an-jah-LEEK-o) tight ends coach, Ejiro Evero (eeh-JEE-row EV-uh-row) defensive quality control coach, Luke Getsy wide receivers coach, David Raih (RYE) assistant offensive line coach and Ben Sirmans running backs coach. Head Coach Mike McCarthy made the announcement Wednesday.

Angelichio, who will be entering his fifth season as an assistant coach in the NFL in 2016, joins the Packers after spending the past two seasons as the tight ends coach for the Cleveland Browns. Last season, Angelichio oversaw a tight-end group that was led by Gary Barnidge, who led the team with career highs in receptions (79), receiving yards (1,043) and receiving touchdowns (nine). Angelichio joined the Browns after spending two seasons (2012-13) as the tight ends coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Prior to the NFL, the Illion, N.Y., native spent 17 years coaching at the collegiate level. He started his career in 1995 as the secondary coach at SUNY-Brockport and then spent 10 seasons at Ithaca College coaching linebackers (1996-97), receivers (1998) and the offensive line (1999) before adding offensive coordinator to his line duties from 2000-05. Angelichio finished coaching in college with stints as the tight ends coach at the University of Pittsburgh (2007-10) and Rutgers University (2011). He was a three-year starter at outside linebacker at St. Lawrence (N.Y.), where he was also a four-year starter and team captain on the baseball team.

Evero joins the Packers after serving as an assistant coach with the San Francisco 49ers for the past five seasons. After joining the 49ers in 2011 as a quality control coach, he spent 2012-13 as an offensive assistant and the past two seasons as a defensive assistant. San Francisco was Evero’s second NFL stop after spending 2007-09 as a defensive quality control coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2010, he was the special teams coordinator/safeties coach at the University of Redlands. Evero began his coaching career as an assistant the University of California-Davis (2005-06), where he was a four-year letterman, starting safety for three seasons and two-time captain (2000-03).

Getsy will be entering his third season with the Packers in 2016, having served as the offensive quality control coach the past two seasons. Prior to joining the Packers, Getsy coached on the collegiate level for seven seasons (2007-13). After his playing career at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Akron, Getsy was a graduate assistant for the Zips (2007-08). In 2009, he was the offensive coordinator at West Virginia Wesleyan. He returned to Pitt to serve as an offensive graduate assistant in 2010. From 2011-12, Getsy was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and in 2013, he was the wide receivers coach at Western Michigan.

Raih has been with the Packers since 2014, spending the last two seasons as a coaching administrator. Before joining Green Bay, he spent 2013 at Texas Tech as the director of high school relations before being promoted to outside receivers coach. The former Iowa quarterback (1999-2003) coached at his alma mater as a graduate assistant, working with the offensive line in 2010-11 and the tight ends in 2012. Raih started his coaching career as an intern for the UCLA football program, working with quarterbacks in 2008 and tight ends in 2009. After graduating from Iowa, he was a sales representative for Zimmer Inc. (2005-07) in Los Angeles.

Sirmans joins the Packers after spending the past four seasons as the running backs coach for the St. Louis Rams. This past season, he coached Todd Gurley, who was named to the Pro Bowl and the Pro Football Writers of America Offensive Rookie of the Year after leading all NFL rookies in rushing yards (1,106), scrimmage yards (1,294) and 100-yard games (five). Before joining the Rams in 2012, Sirmans spent 16 seasons as an assistant coach at the college level. He started his career at the University of Maine as the running backs/recruiting coordinator (1996-99). From 2000-04, Sirmans coached running backs at Kent State before joining Michigan State as a running backs coach in 2005. He added special teams to his coaching duties for the Spartans in 2006. Sirmans’ final college stop was at Boston College as the running backs coach from 2007-11. The East Orange, N.J., native played running back at Maine under current Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz. As a senior, he ran for 1,214 yards and earned all-conference and All-New England honors.

Offensive Coaching Staff

  • Tom Clements – Associate Head Coach/Offense
  • Edgar Bennett – Offensive Coordinator
  • Brian Angelichio – Tight Ends
  • James Campen – Offensive Line
  • Luke Getsy – Wide Receivers
  • David Raih – Assistant Offensive Line
  • Ben Sirmans – Running Backs
  • Alex Van Pelt – Quarterbacks

Defensive Coaching Staff

  • Winston Moss – Associate Head Coach/Linebackers
  • Dom Capers – Defensive Coordinator
  • Ejiro Evero – Defensive Quality Control
  • Scott McCurley – Assistant Linebackers
  • Jerry Montgomery – Defensive Front Assistant
  • Darren Perry – Secondary – Safeties
  • Mike Trgovac – Defensive Line
  • Joe Whitt Jr. – Secondary – Cornerbacks

Special Teams Coaching Staff

  • Ron Zook – Special Teams Coordinator
  • Jason Simmons – Assistant Special Teams

Strength and Conditioning Staff

  • Mark Lovat – Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
  • Chris Gizzi – Strength & Conditioning Assistant
  • Thadeus Jackson – Strength & Conditioning Assistant
  • Grant Thorne – Strength & Conditioning Assistant
 
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