Ben McDaniels

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Ben McDaniels
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Team Chicago Bears
Conference Offensive assistant
Biographical details
Born (1980-06-06) June 6, 1980 (age 37)
Barberton, Ohio
Playing career
2000–2001 Kent St.
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2003 Warren G. Harding (OH) HS (WR)
2004–2005 Minnesota (GA)
2006–2007 Canton McKinley (OH) HS (QB)
2008 Jackson (OH) HS (QB)
2009 Denver Broncos (OA)
2010 Denver Broncos (QB)
2012 Columbia (OC/QB)
2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (OA)
2014 Rutgers (WR)
2015 Rutgers (OC/QB)
2016–present Chicago Bears (OA)

Ben McDaniels (born June 6, 1980) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive quality control coach for the Chicago Bears, a position he assumed in 2016. McDaniels previously served as the wide receivers coach for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team before being promoted to offensive coordinator after Ralph Friedgen decided to step down as OC after the season. McDaniels served as quarterback assistant with the Denver Broncos of the National Football League in 2010. He played collegiality as a quarterback at Kent State from 2000 to 2001.

Coaching career[edit]

McDaniels began his coaching career in 2003 as wide receivers coach at Warren G. Harding High School in Warren, Ohio. He then spent the next two years as a graduate assistant coach under head coach Glen Mason at the University of Minnesota.

McDaniels was named offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Columbia University by head coach Pete Mangurian on December 29, 2011 but left for a position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers less than 2 months later.[1]

On February 12, 2016, McDaniels joined the Chicago Bears as an offensive quality control coach.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He is the younger brother of former Denver Broncos' head coach and current New England Patriots' offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.[3] He received a bachelor's degree in sport management from Kent State University and a master's degree in sport management from the University of Minnesota.


  1. ^ "Mangurian Tags McDaniels, Lempa as Coordinators, Names Football Coaching Staff". Columbia University. December 29, 2011. Retrieved December 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bears Hire Ben McDaniels As Offensive Quality Control Coach". WBBM-TV. February 12, 2016. Retrieved February 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Broncos' Ben McDaniels new QBs coach". January 23, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2011. 

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