The Cleveland Browns officially announced their head coaching hire on Monday evening. Former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski is the team’s new head coach.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kevin as the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns,” Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam said in a statement. “We were looking for a strong leader of this football team, a very bright coach with a high football IQ, who could establish a strong understanding of what he expected of his players, hold them accountable and confidently navigate the challenges and opportunities that present themselves throughout a season. Kevin exemplifies these qualities and more.”
More hires are on the way in Cleveland.
Browns insider Dustin Fox is “hearing” that longtime defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and Eagles vice president Andrew Berry will be in Cleveland.
Hearing Andrew Berry and Wade Phillips will be in Cleveland.
— Dustin Fox (@DustinFox37) January 14, 2020
Phillips would be a major hire for Stefanski. The former Dallas Cowboys head coach recently served as the DC on Sean McVay’s staff in Los Angeles.
Berry, meanwhile, has been sought after by multiple NFL franchises. The Browns reportedly requested an interview with him on Monday.