Pep Hamilton

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Pep Hamilton
Current position
Title Offensive Coordinator
Team Indianapolis Colts
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-09-19) September 19, 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Charlotte, North Carolina
Team(s) as a player
1993–1996 Howard University
Position(s) Quarterback
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1997–2001 Howard University (QB)
1999–2001 Howard University (OC)
2003 New York Jets (Offensive QC)
2004 New York Jets (QB)
2005 New York Jets (WR)
2006 San Francisco 49ers (QB)
2007–2009 Chicago Bears (QB)
2010 Stanford (WR)
2011–2012 Stanford (OC/QB)
2013–present Indianapolis Colts (OC)

Alfonza "Pep" Hamilton (born September 19, 1974) is an American football coach, currently serving as the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL).

College career[edit]

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina who graduated from West Charlotte High School, Hamilton played quarterback from 1993-1996 at Howard University. While at Howard, Hamilton earned the team's scholar-athlete award in 1995 and 1996.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Hamilton started his coaching career at Howard University, where he served as the team's quarterbacks coach before becoming the team's offensive coordinator. Hamilton coached in the National Football League for the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers before taking a position as quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears on March 5, 2007.[1]

College coaching[edit]

In 2010, Hamilton was hired by the University of New Mexico Lobos after Tee Martin left for the Kentucky Wildcats and was named co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach. However, after Ron Turner left Stanford for the Indianapolis Colts, Hamilton left New Mexico and before the start of the season to be the wide receivers coach at Stanford.[2] In 2011, he was promoted to offensive coordinator under new head coach David Shaw.[1]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

In 2013, Hamilton was named as the new offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts, after former OC Bruce Arians left to become the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. The move reunited Hamilton with former Stanford starting quarterback Andrew Luck and tight end Coby Fleener.[3] On December 30, 2014 the Oakland Raiders interviewed Hamilton concerning their coaching vacancy, however opted to hire Jack Del Rio.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Stanford Announces Changes to Football Coaching Staff" (Press release). Stanford Department of Athletics. February 2, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Biggs, Brad (March 9, 2010). "Stanford loses one ex-Bears coach, hires another". Retrieved February 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ Copeland, Kareem (January 18, 2013). "Indianapolis Colts hire Pep Hamilton to run offense". National Football League. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
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