Kevin Stefanski

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Kevin Stefanski
Cleveland Browns
Position:Head coach
Personal information
Born: (1982-05-08) May 8, 1982 (age 37)
Career information
High school:Philadelphia (PA) St. Joseph's Preparatory School
College:Penn
Undrafted:2005
Career history
As coach:
  • Penn (2005)
    Assistant director of football operations
  • Minnesota Vikings (2006–2008)
    Assistant to the head coach
  • Minnesota Vikings (2009–2013)
    Assistant quarterbacks coach
  • Minnesota Vikings (2014–2015)
    Tight ends coach
  • Minnesota Vikings (2016)
    Running backs coach
  • Minnesota Vikings (2017–2018)
    Quarterbacks coach
  • Minnesota Vikings (2018)
    Interim offensive coordinator
  • Minnesota Vikings (2019)
    Offensive coordinator
  • Cleveland Browns (2020–present)
    Head coach
Career highlights and awards
  • First Team All-Ivy League (2002)
Head coaching record
Regular season:0–0 (–)
Postseason:0–0 (–)
Career:0–0 (–)

Kevin Stefanski /stəˈfɛnsk/ (born May 8, 1982) is an American football coach. He is the head coach for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served in various coaching positions for the Minnesota Vikings before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2019.

Early life and playing career

Stefanski played football at the University of Pennsylvania. He won the Penn Freshman of the Year award in 2000. He was part of the only undefeated Penn team of the decade and was twice an All-Ivy League selection.

Coaching career

Minnesota Vikings assistant

Stefanski joined the Minnesota Vikings in 2006 as an assistant to former Head Coach Brad Childress.

In 2017, after the termination of Scott Turner, Stefanski was promoted to coach the Vikings quarterbacks, where he helped transform the Vikings into the NFL's 10th-highest scoring offense. Quarterback Case Keenum had his best season under Stefanski, throwing 22 touchdown passes and only seven interceptions. He previously worked with the running backs in 2016 and the tight ends in 2014 and 2015.

After the 2017 season, the New York Giants requested to interview and hire Stefanski as their new offensive coordinator, but Vikings denied the request.[1]

After offensive coordinator John DeFilippo was fired following a 21–7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Stefanski was named interim offensive coordinator.[2] On January 9, 2019, Stefanski was promoted to full-time offensive coordinator.[3]

Cleveland Browns

On January 13, 2020, Stefanski signed a 5-year contract to become the 18th head coach of the Cleveland Browns, two days after the Minnesota Vikings lost in the NFC playoffs.[4]

Coaching tree

NFL head coaches under whom Kevin Stefanski has served:

Head coaching record

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
CLE 2020 0 0 0 TBD
Total 0 0 0 0 0 .000

References

  1. ^ Raanan, Jordan (February 11, 2018). "Vikings nix Giants' request to interview, hire Kevin Stefanski for OC, source says". ESPN. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  2. ^ Patra, Kevin (December 11, 2018). "Vikings fire offensive coordinator John DeFilippo". NFL.com. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  3. ^ Broome, Anthony (January 9, 2019). "Vikings announce Kevin Stefanski as offensive coordinator". Minnesota Vikings. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  4. ^ Gribble, Andrew (January 13, 2020). "Kevin Stefanski named Browns head coach". www.clevelandbrowns.com. Retrieved January 14, 2020.

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