McPherson Promoted to Quarterback's Coach

Offensive Assistant Pat McPherson has been promoted to quarterbacks coach, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced today.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.-The Denver Broncos promoted offensive assistant Pat McPherson to quarterbacks coach, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced Monday.

McPherson, 33, is starting his 6th year with the organization and will coach the quarterbacks under the guidance of offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak. The promotion comes after spending the past four seasons (1999-2002) as the team's offensive assistant. He spent his first season with the club (1998) as a defensive assistant before moving to the offensive side of the ball.

Prior to joining the Broncos in 1998, McPherson was hired following a four-year coaching stint at his high school alma mater, Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, Calif. McPherson was responsible for coordinating the defense and coaching the inside linebackers, while helping to guide the team to three consecutive league titles and one section championship appearance. In addition, McPherson also gained valuable coaching experience volunteering for the San Francisco 49ers in 1996, in a defensive quality control capacity.

McPherson holds a bachelor's degree in English and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara, where he captained the football team and was voted Most Inspirational Player as an inside linebacker during his senior season of 1992. He began his collegiate career at UCLA in 1987, where he received the Charles Pike Award, which recognizes the school's outstanding freshman football player. McPherson signed with the 49ers as a rookie free agent in 1993 and participated in three preseason games, including one versus the Broncos at Mile High Stadium.

Born April 15, 1969 in Santa Clara, Calif., he and his wife, Shannon, reside in Littleton, Colo.

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