By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Denver Broncos has hired Vic Fangio as the team’s new head coach. He replaces Vance Joseph, who lasted two seasons as head coach, before being fired at the end of the season.
This is Fangio’s first head coaching opportunity. The 60-year-old Dunmore, Pennsylvania native spent the last four seasons as the Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator.
He also was the San Francisco 49ers Defensive Coordinator from 2011 through 2014. He was the Stanford Cardinal Defensive Coordinator in 2010.
Fangio spent the 2009 season as the Baltimore Ravens Linebackers Coach. He was the Ravens Special Assistant to the Head Coach & Defensive Assistant from 2006 through 2008.
He was the Houston Texans Defensive Coordinator from 2002 through 2005. He also was the Indianapolis Colts Defensive Coordinator from 1999 through 2001.
He also served as the Carolina Panthers Defensive Coordinator from 1995 through 1998. He was the New Orleans Saints Linebackers Coach from 1986 through 1994.
In 1984, he was the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars Defensive Assistant in the now defunct Unites States Football League (USFL). He was the Milford Academy Falcons Defensive Coordinator in 1982.
He began his coaching career as the Dunmore High School Bucks Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach from 1979 through 1981.