Position coach

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Washington Redskins quarterback coach Matt Cavanaugh (left) with quarterback Robert Griffin III (right) in 2015

In American football, a position coach is a team official in charge of coaching a specific position group.[1] Position coaches have more specialized duties than the head coach, assistant coach, and the offensive and defensive coordinators.[2][3]

Common positions[edit]

Common position coaches on coaching staffs in the National Football League[4][5][6] and NCAA football[7] include:


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  2. ^ "NFL expansion: With no salary cap on coaches, coaching staff sizes know no limits". Fox News. 2013-06-06. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
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  4. ^ "Coaches | Chiefs.com". Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  5. ^ "Denver Broncos | Football Operations". Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  6. ^ "Packers.com | Coaches". Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  7. ^ "ROLLTIDE.COM - University of Alabama Official Athletics Site". www.rolltide.com. Retrieved 2018-01-08.