Cardinals complete coaching staff

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Three and a half weeks after he was hired, new Cardinals Coach Steve Wilks has hired his assistant coaches.

The group has a combined 154 years of NFL coaching experience and 69 years of playing experience, according to the Cardinals.  

Here's the list:  

  • CHRIS ACHUFF                Assistant Defensive Line
  • RAY BROWN                    Offensive Line
  • ALONSO ESCALANTE     Defensive Quality Control
  • CHARLIE HARBISON       Assistant Defensive Backs
  • DON JOHNSON                Sr. Assistant/Defensive Line
  • RANDALL MCCRAY         Assistant Special Teams
  • DAVID MERRITT, SR       Defensive Backs
  • JASON MICHAEL             Tight Ends
  • TROY ROTHENBUHLER  Offensive Quality Control
  • CAMERON TURNER        Offensive Assistant
  • KIRBY WILSON                Running Backs

Brown played for the Cardinals before going on to win the Super Bowl in Washington and earning All Pro honors there and San Francisco. Merritt Sr. was a linebacker for the Cardinals from 1993-95. Michael was the Titans offensive coordinator. Wilson worked as the Cardinals running backs coach from 2004-2006.

In addition, Al Holcumb has been hired as Defensive Coordinator. Mike McCoy will be the Offensive Coordinator and Jeff Rodgers will coordinate the special teams.

The rest of the staff includes:

TERRY ALLEN (Bill Bidwill Fellowship/RB’s) LARRY FOOTE (Linebackers), KEVIN GARVER (Wide Receivers), STEVE HEIDEN (Assistant Offensive Line), BYRON LEFTWICH (Quarterbacks) and BUDDY MORRIS (Strength and Conditioning) will all return to the Cardinals coaching staff.

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