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Packers Coaching Staff Tracker: News and updates on Matt LaFleur’s hires

Stay up to date with news about all of the new (and returning) coaches for the Packers in 2019 under Matt LaFleur.

Green Bay Packers Introduce Matt LaFleur - Press Conference Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers have their next head coach, as the team and Matt LaFleur agreed to a four-year contract with a fifth-year option on Tuesday. LaFleur is expected to hold a press conference on Wednesday, but the arduous task of compiling a coaching staff will begin immediately.

The Packers may choose to retain several coaches from their 2018 staff, and indeed one has already reportedly received an offer to stay on under LaFleur. The team has 18 assistants who finished out the season, so the new head coach should have a lengthy series of interviews to conduct and homework to complete about the individuals on last season’s staff.

Keep it here for updates regarding the assembly of LaFleur’s staff in the coming days and weeks as we learn more about the team’s targets and hires.

Tentative 2019 Coaching Staff

Head coach: Matt LaFleur


Offensive coordinator: Nathaniel Hackett (former Jaguars OC)
Running backs: Ben Sirmans (returning)
Quarterbacks: Luke Getsy (former Mississippi State OC)
Offensive line: Adam Stenavich (former 49ers assistant OL coach)
Tight ends: Justin Outten (former Falcons assistant OL/quality control coach)
Wide receivers: Alvis Whitted (former Colorado State WRs coach)

Assistant offensive line: Luke Butkus (former Illinois OL coach)
Offensive assistant: Jason Vrable
Offensive QC coach: Kevin Koger


Defensive coordinator: Mike Pettine (returning)
Defensive line: Jerry Montgomery (returning)
Inside linebackers: Kirk Olivadotti (former Washington ILBs coach)
Outside linebackers: Mike Smith (former Chiefs OLBs coach)
Defensive backs: Jason Simmons (returning)

Assistant defensive backs: Ryan Downard (returning, promoted from QC coach)
Defensive QC coach: Wendel Davis (former Georgia defensive assistant)
Defensive QC coach: Christian Parker (former Texas A&M defensive assistant)

Special Teams

Special teams coordinator: Shawn Mennenga (former Vanderbilt ST coordinator)

Assistant special teams coach: Maurice Drayton (returning)
Special teams QC coach: Rayna Stewart (former Vanderbilt ST QC coach)

Strength & Conditioning

S&C coordinator: Chris Gizzi

S&C assistant: Mark Lovat
S&C assistant: Thadeus Jackson
S&C assistant: Grant Thorne

Coaching Rumors

2018 Coaches

The Packers employed the following coaches through the end of the 2018 season. The team dismissed just two individuals during the year: head coach Mike McCarthy and associate head coach/outside linebackers coach Winston Moss. APC will update this section with any confirmed reports about the coaches’ statuses in Green Bay or elsewhere for 2019.



  • Mike Pettine — Defensive coordinator (returning for 2019)
  • Patrick Graham — Defense-run game coordinator/inside linebackers (likely to depart for Miami in 2019)
  • Joe Whitt, Jr. — Defense-pass game coordinator (fired on 1/11)
  • Jerry Montgomery — Defensive Line (reportedly staying in 2019)
  • Jason Simmons — Secondary (expected to return in 2019)
  • Jay Hayes — Assistant defensive line
  • Scott McCurley — Defensive assistant (not expected to return in 2019)
  • Ryan Downard — Defensive quality control (returning as assistant DBs coach)

Special Teams