Report: Saints Hire 3 New Assistant Coaches
The New Orleans Saints have hired 3 new assistant coaches, Mike Triplett of ESPN is reporting. All have previous ties to the team.
Joe Lombardi, most recently the offensive coordinator of the Detroit Lions, is back with the Saints after two years away. The grandson of legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi, Joe spent 7 years with New Orleans as an assistant, earning a Super Bowl ring with the staff after the 2009 season.
He was hired by Detroit to fill their OC position in 2013, but was fired by the Lions mid-season this year after a 1-6 start. He will serve as the Saints quarterbacks coach, the same position he was in before heading to Detroit.
Former NFL tight end and Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell (pictured) has been hired as the Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach. Campbell was also part of the Saints 2009 Super Bowl championship squad, though never played in a game due to injury.
Aaron Glenn, who played 15 seasons in the NFL at cornerback, played his last year in a Saints uniform in 2008, appearing in 4 games. He's spent the last two seasons on the Cleveland Browns staff as a scout. He'll likely fill a roll as a Saints secondary coach, as Wesely McGriff who filled the role in 2015 recently left New Orleans staff to join the Auburn Tigers staff.