Report: Jemal Singleton set to join Bengals as new running backs coach
The Cincinnati Bengals have officially moved on from longtime head coach Marvin Lewis, signaling a tremendous amount of change for the AFC North franchise ahead of the 2019-20 season.
With Zac Taylor now on board as the franchise’s next head coach, it appears as though the Bengals have also found its next running backs coach.
According to a Sunday afternoon report from Jeremy Rauch of FOX 19, the Bengals are gearing up to hire Jemal Singleton as the team’s new running backs coach.
Source: #Bengals will hire Jemal Singleton as their running backs coach.
Previously with the Raiders and Colts as RB coach. @FOX19
— Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) February 10, 2019
The 43-year-old Singleton has already served several stints as an NFL running backs coach.
Prior to reportedly being tabbed by the Bengals, the veteran football mind served as a running backs coach for both the Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts. Doing so for the Raiders between 2018 and 2019, Singleton then coached with the Colts between 2016 and 2017.
Additionally, Singleton has coached at a variety of schools at the collegiate level. Most recently serving as the running backs coach and special teams coordinator at Arkansas back in 2015, he has also coached at Air Force and Oklahoma State along the way.
Despite encountering a slew of regular season success under the direction of the aforementioned Lewis, the Bengals have been unable to transfer such success into the postseason.
However, the struggling AFC North franchise could not even sustain their usual regular season success in 2018-19 en route to finishing in the cellar of the divisional standings.