The Green Bay Packers made a trio of assistant-coach hires official Thursday, announcing the addition of inside-linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti, tight-ends coach Justin Outten, and O-line coach Adam Stenavich.
While reports connected all three of the coaches to the Packers prior to the team’s announcement, the press release did include some important details. Olivadotti’s role with the team will not include outside linebackers, leaving open the possibility that head coach Matt LaFleur and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine could add another assistant to coach that position group. Green Bay has employed outside-linebackers coaches in the past, perhaps most famously Kevin Greene during the early years of the Mike McCarthy era.
Of the three assistants mentioned, Stenavich will have the most important role. He replaces longtime O-line coach James Campen as the Packers transition to LaFleur’s offensive system. Stenavich, who turns 36 in March, has only served as an assistant O-line coach in the past.
Similarly, Outten has taken on the biggest job of his career to date. He spent the previous two seasons as the Falcons’ assistant O-line coach.