Sources: Colts Hire Special Teams Coach

According to sources, the Colts hired a new special teams coach to replace Russ Purnell Monday. Find out who the new staff member is, how he's connected to the Colts, and what he brings to the table inside.

According to sources at the University of South Carolina and Gamecock players, the Colts have hired Ray Rychleski as their new special teams coach.

Coach Ray Rychleski

Rychleski served for one year at South Carolina, and spent the previous seven seasons at the University of Maryland.

The Colts connection? Rychleski coached under Jim Caldwell at Wake Forest, spending eight seasons with the Demon Deacons from 1993-2000. Rychleski served as the special teams coach, tight ends coach, defensive line coach and outside linebackers coach during his stint with the Demon Deacons.

"Coach Ray" as he is known, is reportedly close friends with Caldwell. According to Doug Jolley at, he "is a heck of a special teams coach, and a really nice guy."

To learn more about Rychleski, check out his profile here and read interview highlights from the coach here.

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