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Colts Hire Five Assistant Coaches

Assistant head coach also added to O-line coach Joe Philbin's title.

The Indianapolis Colts announced five assistant coach hirings Tuesday as well as offensive line coach Joe Philbin’s title including assistant head coach.

Jemal Singleton makes the jump from Arkansas to become running backs coach. Lee Hull, formerly Morgan State head coach, will now work with wide receivers. Maurice Drayton, who spent 2013-14 as a summer coaching intern with the Colts, will be assistant special teams coach. Quadrian Banks, an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, becomes conditioning/performance analyst. Andrew Hayes-Stoker, Tampa Bay’s wide receivers coach the past two years, will be an assistant to head coach Chuck Pagano.

Philbin, Miami Dolphins head coach the past three and a half seasons, was hired as O-line coach three weeks ago. Much of his experience is in working with offensive lines. He’s been in the NFL since 2003, hence his input as Pagano’s assistant brought about the added title.

Rob Chudzinski was Colts associate head coach before replacing fired offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton midway through last season. Chudzinski was recently re-signed as offensive coordinator.

Most of the new hires are coming from college. Singleton spent nine of his 14 years at his alma mater, Air Force. He was special teams coordinator/running backs coach at Arkansas last year. Before that, he was Oklahoma State running backs coach from 2011 to 2014.

Hull, a former wide receiver who played in the Canadian Football League, was MEAC Coach of the Year at Morgan State two seasons ago. Eighteen of his 24 years coaching have been in college, including six seasons as Maryland’s wide receivers coach from 2008 to 2013. He’s also been a running backs and wide receivers coach at Oregon State.

Drayton has been at his alma mater, The Citadel, for a decade of his 17 seasons. He was defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach there the past three seasons.

Prior to a three-year stint with the Eagles, Banks spent eight years in the college ranks at Gardner-Webb, Mississippi, Richmond, Hampton and Texas, the latter his alma mater.

Prior to the past two seasons in Tampa Bay, Hayes-Stoker had various roles with the Chicago Bears as offensive assistant/wide receivers coach, offensive quality control coach and football operations assistant. He was a running back at TCU from 1999 to 2002.

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