Denver Broncos hire Rich Scangarello to coach offense
- Author: Stacy Allen Jan 18, 2019,
Jan 18, 2019, 2:22
Quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello has been named offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos, where he'll join new head coach Vic Fangio, widely regarded as one of the best defensive coaches in the league. In an effort to improve their offensive production next season, the Vikings announced the additions of Gary and Klint Kubiak to their 2019 coaching staff. Special teams coordinator Tom McMahon is expected to have the same role when Fangio finalizes his coaching staff. Head coach and the three men responsible to leading the team has been completed. Scangarello jumped shift after one season to coordinate the Wagner College offense.
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak during AFC practice for the 2018 Pro Bowl at ESPN Wide World of Sports. With his background and knowledge, it's the ideal time for Rich to be an offensive coordinator in the NFL.
Donatell has spent the last four seasons as the Bears' defensive backs coach, coinciding with Fangio's stint as Chicago's defensive coordinator before his hiring in Denver last week. But Fangio and the Broncos were clearly impressed by Scangarello's work with the 49ers' rotating cast of quarterbacks and his overall offensive vision. The two were also paired together with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015, with Shanahan as offensive coordinator and Scangarello as an offensive quality control coach. "He worked wonders with all the quarterbacks who started for San Francisco during the previous two years as quarterbacks coach". He helped Jimmy Garoppolo adjust after a midseason trade from New England that season, and Garoppolo won his first five starts. Inside linebackers coach Glenn Pires and assistant defensive backs coach Roy Anderson will also not be retained, according to multiple reports. Shanahan wants a coach who is already well-versed in his offense to take over as quarterbacks coach.
Scangarello has said he appreciates how Shanahan views explosive plays, that every call has a goal and should be seen as a scoring opportunity.