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Redskins promote Cavanaugh, add Tomsula

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On January 23, 2017 at 10:36 am EST

The Washington Redskins have promoted Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator. He was previously their quarterbacks coach.

He takes over for Sean McVay, who left the team this offseason. McVay became the youngest head coach in the National Football League after the Los Angeles Rams hired him to be their head coach.

Matt Cavanaugh (Free Source photo)

Matt Cavanaugh (Free Source photo)

Former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula has also been added to the coaching network staff. He joins as their new defensive line coach.

Prior to coming to the Redskins, Cavanaugh was the Chicago Bears quarterbacks coach in 2013 and 2014. He was the New York Jets quarterbacks coach from 2009 to 2012.

From 2005 to 2008, he was the Pittsburgh Panthers offensive coordinator. He was the Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator from 1999 to 2004.

He also was the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator from 1997 and 1998. In 1996, he was the San Francisco 49ers offensive coach.

The 60-year-old was also an offensive coach with the Arizona Cardinals in 1994 and 1995. He was the Panthers offensive assistant and recruiting coordinator in 1992 and 1993.

After being out of football for the 2016 season, Tomsula went 6-11 as the 49ers head coach in 2015. Prior to that, he was the 49ers defensive line coach from 2007 to 2014.

He was the Rhein Fire head coach in 2006 in NFL Europe. Tomsula was also the Berlin Thunder defensive coordinator from 2004 to 2005. He was the Scottish Claymores defensive line coach from 1999 to 2003.

In 1998, he was the England Monarchs defensive line coach. From 1997 to 2005, he served as the Catawba Indians defensive line and strength and conditioning coach.

From 1992 to 1995, he was the Charleston Southern Buccaneers assistant coach. He was the Woodland Hills High School Wolverines defensive line coach in 1990. Tomsula began his career as the Indians strength and conditioning coach in 1989.

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