The Green Bay Packers have named Kevin Koger offensive quality control coach and Jason Vrable offensive assistant. Head Coach Matt LaFleur made the announcements Friday.
Koger joins the Packers after working for six seasons at the collegiate level. For the past three seasons, he coached wide receivers at Eastern Kentucky, adding special teams coordinator to his duties in 2018. Last season, the Colonels' special-teams unit ranked No. 14 in the country with two punts blocked, led the Ohio Valley Conference with 23.2 yards per kickoff return and was one of 10 in the nation that did not allow a blocked kick. Koger, a former co-captain and All-Big Ten honorable mention selection as a senior at the University of Michigan in 2011, was a quality control coach at the University of Tennessee in 2015, working with the offensive line and wide receivers. He worked as a graduate assistant for the Wolverines in 2013-14, assisting the tight ends coach and special teams coordinator. Koger began his coaching career as a tight ends/wide receivers coach at Saline (Mich.) High School in 2012.
Vrable enters his seventh season as an assistant coach in the NFL. For the past two seasons, he served as an offensive assistant for the New York Jets. Prior to his time with New York, Vrable spent four seasons with the Buffalo Bills, working as an offensive quality control coach from 2013-15 and then as an assistant quarterbacks coach in 2016. After Week 3 of the 2016 season when Anthony Lynn was promoted to offensive coordinator, Vrable added the duties of interim running backs coach. Prior to his time in the NFL, he worked in the college ranks for six years. Vrable began as a strength intern at the University of South Florida for the summer of 2007 and then returned to Marietta (Ohio) College, where he was a two-time captain and offensive Most Valuable Player as a quarterback, to coach the position for the 2007 season. In 2008, he went to Robert Morris University (Moon, Pa.) to coach quarterbacks, and then worked for Syracuse University as an offensive quality control/assistant to the wide receivers coach (2009) and graduate assistant/assistant to the quarterbacks coach (2010). Vrable spent two seasons at the University of Charleston (2011-12) as the school's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks/running backs coach, as the school led its conference in total offense and rushing offense in 2012.