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Kirk Olivadotti

Inside Linebackers Coach

Biography

  • Joined the Packers on Jan. 24, 2019.
  • His first season in Green Bay saw him tutor LB Blake Martinez as he set the franchise single-season record for tackles (since 1975) with 203 (127 solo), eclipsing LB Nick Barnett's mark of 194 tackles in 2005.
  • Prior to coming to Green Bay, spent 16 seasons with the Washington Redskins (2000-10, 2014-18). Is one of 11 members on the Redskins' assistant coach honor roll, which recognizes coaches with 10-plus seasons of service as an assistant in Washington.
  • During his time in Washington, was on staffs that helped the Redskins finish in the top 10 in the league in overall defense in eight seasons (2000-02, 2004-05, 2007-09).
  • In 2009, tutored a pair of linebackers to their first career Pro Bowls, with London Fletcher earning the honor for the first time in his 12 years in the league and Brian Orakpo becoming the first Redskins defensive rookie to be selected since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.
  • Coached inside linebackers at the University of Georgia from 2011-13, including Alec Ogletree, who was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the first round (No. 30 overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. Helped the Bulldogs win two SEC East titles and 30 games during his three seasons at the school.
  • Began his coaching career on the collegiate level in 1997 at Maine Maritime Academy as the wide receivers/tight ends coach for one season. Worked at Indiana State for two seasons (1998-99) as an assistant before making the transition to the NFL.

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