Latest Coaching News

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2020, file photo, then-San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh cheers on his team from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Seattle. The New York Jets' new head coach is charged with turning around the fortunes of a franchise that has missed out on the playoffs the past 10 seasons — the NFL's longest active drought — and has a few generations of frustrated fans impatiently waiting for at least a chance at another Super Bowl. After all, it has been 52 years and counting.  (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)

Saleh begins tough task of changing Jets' identity, culture

Jan. 23, 2021 2:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The toughest part of the job begins now for Robert Saleh. The New York Jets' new head coach is charged with helping turn around the fortunes of a franchise that has missed out on the playoffs the past 10 seasons — the NFL's longest active drought — and has a few generations of...

FILE - Aug. 21, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith instructs his players during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. Smith, the new Atlanta Falcons coach, has started building his staff by hiring offensive coordinator Dave Ragone, defensive coordinator Dean Pees and special teams coach Marquice Williams.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool, File)

Falcons' Smith adds veteran Gary Emanuel, 3 more assistants

Jan. 23, 2021 2:47 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — New Atlanta Falcons coach Arthur Smith is building his staff. He added four assistants Saturday, including veteran defensive line coach Gary Emanuel. Emanuel coached the New York Giants' defensive line in 2018-19. He has 38 years coaching experience, including 10 in the NFL. He...

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski, left, talks with Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid after an NFL divisional round football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. The Chiefs won 22-17. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chiefs' Reid, Bills' McDermott to match wits for AFC title

Jan. 23, 2021 1:49 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ten years after firing Sean McDermott as his defensive coordinator, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid will stare across the field inside Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday and see his protégé trying to spoil his hopes of a Super Bowl repeat. Funny thing: Even after firing him,...

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley, left, argues with a referee after a technical foul was called on the Arizona State bench during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game Southern California on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. USC won 73-64. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Pac-12 reprimands Arizona State's Bobby Hurley for comments

Jan. 22, 2021 11:16 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 Conference has reprimanded Arizona State basketball coach Bobby Hurley for his comments about the officiating late in a loss to rival Arizona. The conference said Friday that Hurley was reprimanded for public comments about the officials following an 84-82 loss to the...

Chicago Bears promote Sean Desai to defensive coordinator

Jan. 22, 2021 7:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears promoted safeties coach Sean Desai to replace retired defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano on Friday. The longest-tenured member of the Bears’ coaching staff, Desai was hired as a quality control coach in 2013 under Marc Trestman. He worked with defensive backs and...

Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier walks the field before an NFL divisional round football game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. All four defensive coordinators who will be trying to shut down high-powered offenses in the NFL playoffs this weekend have been head coaches before, providing valuable experience in the conference championships.(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

D-coordinators bring head coaching chops to NFL title games

Jan. 22, 2021 4:52 PM EST

All four NFL teams playing in the conference championships have a defensive coordinator who flopped as a head coach but who has the chops as a lieutenant to help his team and his head coach get to the Super Bowl. The NFC championship pits high-powered offenses led by Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady, who is making...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2018, file photo, Shane Beamer, then-assistant football coach at Oklahoma, speaks during a news conference in Norman, Okla. South Carolina's Shane Beamer hasn't had the smooth start every first-time football coach dreams about after getting the job. (Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

New coach Beamer completes his South Carolina football staff

Jan. 22, 2021 4:38 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — New South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer has made the final hires for his on-field staff. Beamer has hired former Marshall offensive line coach Greg Adkins for the same job with the Gamecocks. He had earlier hired ex-Illinois defensive ends coach Jimmy Lindsey to handle the...

Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois, left, carries the puck up ice against Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Torts and unhappy Dubois clash as Blue Jackets struggle

Jan. 22, 2021 3:32 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella and Pierre-Luc Dubois on Friday tried to turn down the heat on a growing rift that led to the star center's benching in a loss to Tampa Bay. One thing they agree on is that the play of the 22-year-old Dubois has been lacking in a season that...

University of Tennessee's new Director of Athletics Danny White speaks during a press conference announcing his hiring in Knoxville, Tenn., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Vols' new AD plans to move quickly hiring new football coach

Jan. 22, 2021 3:24 PM EST

Danny White is embracing the opportunity Tennessee is giving him to rebuild a Power Five program and not even the prospect of potential NCAA punishment deterred him from taking the athletic director job. “I've never worked at the big brand place until now, and I actually like the fact that the brand needs...

FILE - David Beckham, Inter Miami CF co-owner, is interviewed during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York, in this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, file photo. David Beckham bristled when asked whether Phil Neville’s was hired as Inter Miami coach because they’re buddies. “Of course, people are always going to turn around and say, oh, it’s because he’s your friend. It’s nothing to do with him being my friend,” Beckham said Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FIler)

Beckham says Neville hired as coach on merit, not friendship

Jan. 22, 2021 3:19 PM EST

David Beckham bristled when asked whether Phil Neville’s was hired as Inter Miami coach because they’re buddies. “Of course, people are always going to turn around and say, oh, it’s because he’s your friend. It’s nothing to do with him being my friend,” Beckham...