Al Holcomb

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Al Holcomb
Cleveland Browns
Position:Linebackers coach/Run game coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1970-10-22) October 22, 1970 (age 48)
New York, New York
Career information
College:West Virginia University
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards

Al Holcomb (born October 22, 1970) is an American football coach who is currently the linebackers coach and run game coordinator for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL).[1]

Early career[edit]

Holcomb started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Temple from 1995–96, helping with linebackers. He worked as linebackers coach, assistant track coach and physical education instructor at Colby College in 1997.

He spent six years from 1998-2003 at Bloomsburg University as linebackers coach and special teams coordinator. From 2004–05, Holcomb coached at Kutztown University, where he was the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach in addition to being the interim head coach in the winter of 2005.

He oversaw the defensive line at Lafayette from 2006-08. Under Holcomb's tutelage, five different defensive linemen claimed All-Patriot League honors. During his final season in 2008, the Leopards led the conference in several defensive categories, including total defense and scoring defense. In his first season in 2006, Holcomb contributed to a unit that finished first in the Football Championship Subdivision in total defense, fourth in rushing defense and eighth in scoring defense. [2]

Coaching career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

In 2009, he joined the New York Giants as the defensive quality control coach. In 2011, he was promoted to defensive assistant to Perry Fewell. He won a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On January 26, 2013, he was hired as the linebackers coach for the Carolina Panthers. He was Pro Football Focus's first runner-up to their Linebackers Coach of the Year award.[3]

In the 2015 season, Holcomb and the Panthers reached Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016. The Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10.[4]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On January 26, 2018, Holcomb was hired as defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals. He was fired on December 31, 2018, along with head coach Steve Wilks.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Holcomb was hired as linebackers coach and run game coordinator by the Cleveland Browns on January 16, 2019.[5]

Coaching tree[edit]

NFL head coaches under whom Al Holcomb has served:

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2018/01/26/cardinals-hire-mccoy-as-offensive-coordinator-holcomb-as-dc/109848728/
  2. ^ http://www.panthers.com/team/coaches/al-holcomb/f0d07e0d-de7e-441c-b6d6-fddab2a6784f
  3. ^ https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2016/01/20/pro-pffs-2015-nfl-positional-coaches-of-the-year-awards/
  4. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Cabot, Mary Kay (January 16, 2019). "Browns hire Al Holcomb as LB coach/defensive run game coordinator". Cleveland.com.

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