Coaching

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 1999 file photo, New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, left, and pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre head onto the field to congratulate their players after the Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners 8-0 in New York. Stottlemyre, the former ace who later won five World Series rings as the longtime pitching coach for both the New York Yankees and Mets, has died. He was 77. The Yankees said Stottlemyre died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. He had been living in the Seattle area and had multiple myeloma for nearly 20 years. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 14, 2019 - 6:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Stottlemyre made his mark on the mound: He started Game 7 of the World Series, earned five championship rings as a pitching coach, wound up with a plaque at Monument Park. But his most enduring impression might have come with the bat — more than a half-century later, he remains...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, speaks during a news conference before the NASCAR Nationwide auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Joe Gibbs Racing says co-founder J.D. Gibbs, the eldest son of team owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49. The team announced J.D. Gibbs' death on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, saying he passed from complications following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
January 12, 2019 - 4:53 pm
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — J.D. Gibbs, eldest son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, was remembered as the visionary behind the stellar career of several NASCAR stars following his death from complications a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. He was 49. Joe Gibbs Racing...
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North Carolina head coach Roy Williams watches from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Louisville won 83-62. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 12, 2019 - 4:11 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Louisville went from suffering a confidence-jarring loss against a long-struggling Atlantic Coast Conference program to handing Roy Williams his worst home loss in 16 seasons with North Carolina. Tough to explain? Even the Hall of Famer had a hard time with that. "We never...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins associate head coach/special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi gestures as he speaks after an NFL football practice, in Davie, Fla. Rizzi is the fifth candidate to interview for their head coaching job. Rizzi joined the Miami staff in 2009 and has won the endorsement of such current and former Dolphins as Jason Taylor, Brian Hartline, Kiko Alonso and Kenyan Drake. He has been special teams coordinator since 2011 and has also been associate head coach since 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
January 11, 2019 - 6:00 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores is a finalist in the Miami Dolphins' coaching search, and they're expected to offer him the job when his team's postseason ends. The person confirmed the decision to The Associated Press on...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 file photo, Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase watches the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. A person familiar with the decision says the New York Jets have hired former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase as their head coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 night because the team had not yet announced the hiring.(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
January 09, 2019 - 8:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets hired former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase as their head coach Wednesday night, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Gase was 23-26 in three seasons with Miami, including a playoff game in 2016, before being fired last week. It turns out...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14. 2018, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemywalks on the field before the team's NFL football game against the New England Patriot, in Foxborough, Mass. It was Doug Pederson a couple years ago. Matt Nagy last year. Now, it's Eric Bieniemy that is juggling the roles of Chiefs offensive coordinator with the phone calls from teams searching for their next head coach. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
January 09, 2019 - 2:31 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Doug Pederson went through this grind a few years ago, juggling the demands of his primary job as the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs with overtures from NFL teams elsewhere. Matt Nagy went through the same process last winter. Now, Eric Bieniemy is getting...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens walks on the field after an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, in Cleveland. A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns are hiring Freddie Kitchens as their coach. Kitchens, who had a dazzling eight-week run as the team’s interim offensive coordinator, is finalizing his contract and will be named Cleveland’s ninth coach since 1999, said the person who spoke Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting on the imminent hire. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
January 09, 2019 - 1:12 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns didn't have to go far to find their new coach. Freddie Kitchens was already in the building. The 44-year-old Kitchens, who had a dazzling eight-week run as the team's interim offensive coordinator, is finalizing a contract to become Cleveland's ninth coach since the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) talks with offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur before a preseason NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Nashville, Tenn. A person familiar with the decision says LaFleur has accepted Green Bay’s offer to become the next head coach of the Packers. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
January 08, 2019 - 10:37 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt LaFleur has been named head coach of the Green Bay Packers, the team announced Tuesday night, confirming multiple reports from a day earlier. The 39-year-old LaFleur spent this season as offensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans, his first calling plays in the NFL...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018 file photo Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury walks off the field after the team's NCAA college football game against Texas in Lubbock, Texas. The Arizona Cardinals have hired Kingsbury, a move aimed at providing guidance for young quarterback Josh Rosen and resuscitating the worst offense in the NFL. The Cardinals announced the hiring Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018 after a long interview earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, file)
January 08, 2019 - 6:34 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, a move aimed at providing guidance for young quarterback Josh Rosen and resuscitating the worst offense in the NFL. The Cardinals announced the hiring Tuesday after a long interview earlier in the day, saying...
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney answers questions at a news conference for the NCAA college football playoff championship game Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 08, 2019 - 4:02 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Dabo Swinney won't be celebrating for long. After leading Clemson to its second national title in three years, the coach is eager to get started on the next one. Swinney will be back in the office Friday — meeting with players, going over the schedule for offseason...
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