A few days after surprising the football world by retaining both head coach Chuck Pagano and General Manager Ryan Grigson, the Indianapolis Colts have announced new coordinators on both sides of the ball.
The Colts are promoting interim offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski into a permanent position. Chudzinski became the interim offensive coordinator when Pep Hamilton was fired midway through the 2015 season. Chudzinski probably remains best-known for his tumultuous single season as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, in 2013, when he led the team to a 4-12 record. Chudzinski had been assistant head coach for the Colts since being dismissed from Cleveland.
The Colts’ new defensive coordinator will be Ted Monachino, who most recently was the linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens. Monachino had been the Ravens’ linebackers coach since 2010, meaning that he was part of the coaching staff that won the 2012 Super Bowl, and also meaning that he was Ray Lewis’ final position coach.