The 2019 Coaching Staff

The Clean 2 Dozen

Just over a month on the job, Green Bay Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur has completed the first, significant order of business, assembling his coaching staff.

And it's a big staff.

24 assistants will collaborate with the rookie Head Coach to try and get the franchise fortunes turned around.

Today was meet and greet day at Lambeau Field.

The key players were given press conference status inside the stadium's media auditorium while the rest of the staff were interviewed informally inside the locker room.

What struck me most about the day was the overall youth of the staff. Outside of returning defensive coordinator Mike Pettine and new inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti, nearly all of the assistants are the ages of my two children.   

As they say in the NFL, it's a young man's game and that certainly applies to the 39 year old boss who opened today's get acquainted party by addressing his assembly plan and the two most important hires, Pettine and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett:

 (Audio: Matt LaFleur)

Next up at the podium was Hackett, the son of Paul Hackett the former college and NFL Head Coach who was among the first to study the West Coast system of offense developed by Bill Walsh.   

(Packers Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett)

Hackett has a prior history with LaFleur but he also has a history with Matt's predecessor, Mike McCarthy who was a pupil of his father at the University of Pittsburgh.

 (Audio: Nathaniel Hackett)

The only staff member with any Head Coaching experience is Pettine who led the Cleveland Browns in 2014 and 2015.    Pettine was brought to Green Bay by McCarthy last year and while he didn't pursue the Head Coaching job here, he had a feeling he'd be retained by LaFleur:

 (Audio: Mike Pettine)

The third and final coordinator to take the stage was Special Teams leader Shawn Mennenga.

(Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Mennenga)

While Mennenga has NFL experience, last year he served as the Special Teams coordinator at Vanderbilt University and he said his philosophy won't change now that he's back in the pro's:

 (Audio: Shawn Mennenga)

The last couple of assistants were hired and the strength and conditioning staff were finalized over the weekend so here in it's entirety, is the 2019 Green Bay Packers coaching staff.

Head Coach - Matt LaFleur

Offensive Coordinator - Nathaniel Hackett

Defensive Coordinator - Mike Pettine

Special Teams Coordinator - Shawn Mennenga

Quarterbacks Coach  - Luke Getsy

Running Backs Coach - Ben Sirmans

Wide Receivers Coach - Alvis Whitted

Tight Ends Coach - Justin Outten

Offensive Line Coach - Adam Stenavich

Assistant Offensive Line Coach - Luke Butkus

Offensive Quality Control - Kevin Korger

Offensive Assistant - Jason Vrabel

Defensive Line Coach - Jerry Montgomery

Outside Linebackers Coach - Mike Smith

Inside Linebackers Coach - Kirk Olivadotti

Defensive Backs Coach - Jason Simmons

Assistant Defensive Backs - Ryan Downard

Defensive Quality Control Assistant - Wendel Davis

Defensive Quality Control Assistant - Christian Parker

Special Teams Assistant - Maurice Drayton

Special Teams Quality Control - Rayna Stewart

Strength and Conditioning Coordinator - Chris Gizzi

Strength and Conditioning Assistant - Mark Lovat

Strength and Conditioning Assistant - Thadeus Jackson

Strength and Conditioning Assistant - Grant Thorne

If there's strength in numbers, LaFleur's staff should deliver for it will mean one coach for every 2.2 players on the 2019 53 man roster.