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Jan 18, 2011 3:37 AM by Denver Broncos

Fox starts putting together Broncos coaching staff

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox on Monday announced eight members of his coaching staff for the 2011 season, including Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator.

Coach Fox is in the process of finalizing his staff and will announce additional appointments as they are completed.

Fox named the following coaches to his staff:
Mike McCoy - Offensive Coordinator (12th NFL season)
Clancy Barone - Tight Ends (eighth NFL season)
Brian Callahan - Quality Control-Offense (second NFL season)
Dave Magazu - Offensive Line (ninth NFL season)
Wayne Nunnely - Defensive Line (17th NFL season)
Jay Rodgers - Quality Control-Defense (third NFL season)
Eric Studesville - Running Backs (15th NFL season)
Tyke Tolbert - Wide Receivers (ninth NFL season)

Mike McCoy (Offensive Coordinator): McCoy enters his 12th NFL season and third as the Broncos' offensive coordinator. He worked under Fox for seven seasons in Carolina as passing game coordinator (2007-08), quarterbacks coach (2002-08) and offensive assistant (2002) before joining the Broncos in 2009. He has overseen six 3,000-yard passing seasons from his quarterbacks including four from Jake Delhomme and two from Kyle Orton. In 2010, Orton ranked fourth in the NFL with 281.0 passing yards per game and quarterback Tim Tebow opened Denver's final three contests, while recording with the highest passer rating (82.1) of the NFL's eight rookie starting quarterbacks.

Clancy Barone (Tight Ends): Barone enters his eighth NFL season and his third season with the Broncos. After spending the 2010 season as the Broncos' offensive line coach, he returns to coaching tight ends, as he did from 2005-09 with the Falcons (2005-06), Chargers (2007-08) and Broncos (2009). He has coached two tight ends (Antonio Gates, Alge Crumpler) to four Pro Bowl selections during the five seasons he has coached that position.

Brian Callahan (Quality Control-Offense): Callahan enters his second NFL season and second campaign with the Broncos. He worked as an offensive coaching assistant for the Broncos in 2010 and helped coach the running backs for the team's final four games after
Eric Studesville was named the team's interim head coach. Callahan was a graduate assistant for two seasons (2006-07) at his Alma matter, UCLA, before spending two seasons (2008-09) at Junipero Serra (Calif.) High School.

Dave Magazu (Offensive Line): Magazu enters his ninth NFL season and first with the Broncos, after coaching the Panthers' tight ends (2003-06) and offensive line (2007-10) under Fox. Despite playing the last four games of the 2009 season without their two starting offensive tackles, the Panthers became the first team in NFL history to have two running backs (Jonathan Stewart, DeAngelo Williams) each rush for more than 1,100 yards. Prior to joining Carolina, Magazu spent 23 years coaching offensive lines at the collegiate level.

Wayne Nunnely (Defensive Line): Nunnely enters his 17th NFL season and third as the Broncos' defensive line coach. During his time coaching that position in the NFL, his teams have ranked among the league's top seven clubs in rushing yards per game allowed seven times. Nunnely owns 35 years of coaching experience, having spent his first 18 seasons in the college ranks, including a head coaching stint at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas from 1986-89.

Jay Rogers (Quality Control-Defense): Rodgers enters his third NFL season and third with the Broncos, after serving as a defensive coaching assistant with the club from 2009-10. During his first season with the Broncos in 2009, he was part of a defensive staff that helped the club rank seventh in the league in yards per game allowed (315.0). Rodgers spent nine seasons at the collegiate level before joining the Broncos.

Eric Studesville (Running Backs): Studesville enters his 15th NFL season and second with the Broncos after serving as running backs coach in 2010, before being named interim head coach for the final four games of the season. His running backs have totaled seven 1,000-yard rushing seasons and 34 individual 100-yard rushing efforts. In 2010, the Broncos' running game registered a league-best 1.8 yards-per-carry improvement during the second half of the season. Prior to joining the Broncos, Studesville coached the running backs for the Bills (2004-09) and Giants (2001-03). He started in the NFL as an offensive quality control coach for the Bears (1997-2000) after coaching six years at the collegiate level.

Tyke Tolbert (Wide Receivers): Tolbert enters his ninth NFL season and first with the Broncos, after coaching the wide receiver position with Carolina (2010), Buffalo (2004-09) and Arizona (2003). Under his tutelage with the Cardinals in 2003, Anquan Boldin earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors and was the only rookie to make the Pro Bowl that season, while setting a NFL-rookie record with 101 catches for 1,377 yards - the second most by a rookie in league history. Tolbert coached for eight seasons at the collegiate level before joining the NFL ranks.

 

 

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