Richard Smith (American football coach)

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Richard Smith is the former defensive coordinator for the NFL's Houston Texans[1] and, as of January 2011, serves as the linebackers coach for the Denver Broncos.[2] He has also been linebackers coach for the Carolina Panthers[3] and defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins.[4]

Coaching Timeline[edit]

  • 1979-1980 Rio Hondo Junior College (OL)
  • 1987 Arizona State University (LB/ST)
  • 1988-1992 Houston Oilers (ST/Assistant TE, LB, OL)
  • 1993-1994 Denver Broncos (ST/Assistant LB)
  • 1995-1996 Denver Broncos (ST)
  • 1997-2002 San Francisco 49ers (LB)
  • 2003-2004 Detroit Lions (LB)
  • 2005 Miami Dolphins (DC)
  • 2006-2008 Houston Texans (DC)
  • 2009-2010 Carolina Panthers (LB)
  • 2011-Present Denver Broncos (LB)
Preceded by
Jim Bates
Miami Dolphins Defensive Coordinators
2005
Succeeded by
Dom Capers
Preceded by
Vic Fangio
Houston Texans Defensive Coordinators
2006-2008
Succeeded by
Frank Bush
Preceded by
Ken Flajole
Carolina Panthers Linebackers Coach
2009-2010
Succeeded by
Al Holcomb
Preceded by
Roman Phifer
Denver Broncos Linebackers Coach
2011-Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ McClain, John (30 December 2008). "Texans fire defensive coordinator Richard Smith". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Broncos add pair of coaches to coaching staff". TSN. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Panthers hire coaches Smith, Milus". News & Record (AP). 11 February 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Dolphins Tab Richard Smith Defensive Coordinator". KTVU. 1 March 2005. Retrieved 14 March 2011.