The Atlanta Falcons have finalized the coaching staff for the 2017 season. After offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan departed to become the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and a few other assistants left for various roles with other teams, the Falcons had some holes to fill. On Friday, the team announced those moves are complete.
The hires that completed the staff are: offensive assistant Dave Brock, assistant offensive line coach Kyle Flood, quarterbacks coach Bush Hamdan, and defensive assistant Charlie Jackson. The team has also hired offensive assistant Justin Outten, defensive assistant Jess Simpson, and offensive assistant Charlie Weis, Jr.
Brock has 29 years of collegiate coaching experience and spent the last four years as the head coach at the University of Delaware. Prior to that, he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Rutgers. Brock worked with Dan Quinn at Hofstra from 1996 through 2000.
Flood has 23 years of coaching experience, and spent the last three years as the head coach at Rutgers. He is the first coach in Rutgers history to lead the Scarlet Knights to three consecutive bowl appearances in his first three seasons as head coach. Flood was at Hofstra with Quinn from 1997 through 2000.
Hamdan comes from the University of Washington, where he was the Huskies’ wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator. He brings seven seasons of collegiate experience. He was the wide receivers coach at the University of Florida in 2012 while Dan Quinn was serving as the Gators’ defensive coordinator and defensive line coach.
Jackson has worked with the defensive coaching staffs of the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos, and previously completed a coaching fellowship with the Falcons and Rams. He was also a college scout for the Seattle Seahawks.
Outten played for Syracuse and was a coaching intern with the Falcons last season.
Simpson spent 22 years on the coaching staff of the Buford High School Wolves, with 12 seasons in the head coach role, and he is one of the most successful coaches in Georgia high school football history. He has an overall record of 164-12 as a head coach.
Weis, Jr., comes to the Falcons from Alabama, where he served as an offensive analyst. Weis is (obviously) the son of Charlie Weis, and he was an offensive quality control coach at Florida while Quinn was with the Gators in 2011.
Below is the coaching staff for the 2017 season.
Dan Quinn, head coach
Raheem Morris, assistant head coach/wide receivers/passing game coordinator
Steve Sarkisian, offensive coordinator
Marquand Manuel, defensive coordinator
Jeff Ulbrich, linebackers coach
Chad Walker, defensive assistant/linebackers
Doug Mallory, defensive backs coach
Bryant Young, defensive line coach
Chris Morgan, offensive line coach
Kyle Flood, assistant offensive line coach
Wade Harman, tight ends coach
Keith Carter, running backs coach
Bush Hamdan, quarterbacks coach
Keith Armstrong, special teams coordinator
Eric Sutulovich, assistant special teams coach
Dave Brock, offensive assistant
Justin Outten, offensive assistant
Charlie Weis, Jr., offensive assistant
Charlie Jackson, defensive assistant
Jess Simpson, defensive assistant