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Redskins announce 16 members of Ron Rivera’s coaching staff

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The Washington Redskins wasted no time in making Ron Rivera their new head coach. It appears they have already filled out the rest of his coaching staff.

On the offensive side, Washington has hired Scott Turner to fill in as offensive coordinator alongside Ken Zampese as the quarterbacks coach. These two will play a major part in assisting with the development of quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

Filling out the rest of the staff on offense is Pete Hoener (tight ends), Jim Hostler (wide receivers), John Matsko (offensive line), Drew Terrell (assistant wide receivers) and Travelle Wharton (assistant offensive line). Meanwhile, running backs coach Randy Jordan remains as the lone holdover from the previous regime.

The other side of the ball will be headed by defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. Rounding out Rivera’s staff on defense is Chris Harris (defensive backs), Sam Mills III (defensive line), Richard Rodgers (assistant defensive backs), Steve Russ (linebackers) and Brent Vieselmeyer (assistant defensive backs/nickel).

Washington has opted to keep it in the family with Rivera’s nephew Vincent taking over as a defensive quality control coach while Del Rio’s son Luke was brought in as an offensive quality control coach along with Todd Storm.

The Redskins also retained special teams coordinator Nate Kaczor to help kick off a new era. Ben Jacobs will be serving under him as an assistant special teams coordinator.

Although there is still plenty of work to be done this offseason, Ron Rivera’s arrival has ushered in a newfound sense of optimism for a potential resurgence in the 2020 NFL season.