Browns Add LB Coach

Head coach Eric Mangini continues to whittle down the vacancies on his coaching staff with the hiring of Mizzou's Matt Eberflus as his latest assistant addition.

The following iss the press release issued by the Browns on the hiring of their new linebackers coach:

Browns Hire Eberflus as Linebackers Coach

The Cleveland Browns announced the hiring of Matt Eberflus as Linebackers coach today.

Eberflus joins the Browns after spending the last eight years at the University of Missouri, where he most recently served as the Tigers' Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach. Last season, he capped his tenure at the school by helping the Tigers to a Big 12 North Division championship and a victory over Northwestern in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

Eberflus broke into the coaching ranks at the University of Toledo as a Graduate Assistant in 1992. He then worked on the Toledo staff as a Recruiting Coordinator (1994-95), Outside Safeties Coach (1994-98) and then Defensive Backs Coach (1999-00). In 2000, Eberflus' secondary helped the Toledo defense record 15 interceptions and 16 fumble recoveries, en route to posting the nation's best turnover margin.

Eberflus was a four-year letter winner and a three-year starter at linebacker for Toledo, earning first team All-Conference honors his junior and senior seasons. A captain his senior year, he led Toledo in tackles his last two seasons, making 89 stops in 1990 and 138 in 1991. He received the Nicholson Trophy as a senior for contributing the most toward the success of the team. In February 2004, Eberflus was inducted into the Toledo Athletic Hall of Fame.

Eberflus earned a bachelor of education degree in 1993. Matt and his wife Kelly, who is originally from Cleveland, have two daughters, Grace and Giada

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