Childress rounds out coaching staff

Head coach Brad Childress announced three new hires and one re-assignment from within his coaching staff on Thursday.

Childress completes coaching staff

Vikings coach Brad Childress rounded out his coaching staff on Thursday with the announcement of three new additions and one new appointment within his staff.

Added as assistant special teams coach was Chris White, who will work with new special-teams coordinator Brian Murphy. White spent the last nine years as an assistant at Syracuse in various roles, including recruiting, position coach and special teams coordinator.

Former NFL linebacker Jason Glenn, who spent the 2006 season with the Vikings as a backup and special-teams player, has joined the staff as a special teams assistant/player development assistant.  Glenn had a seven-year career with the Jets, Dolphins and Vikings before a knee injury ended his playing days in 2007.  In addition to working with Murphy and White on special teams, he will also assist Les Pico, the team’s executive director of player development.

Kevin Stefanski, who spent the last three seasons as the assistant to the head coach, will be assuming an offensive quality control role this season.  He will focus mostly in working with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers.

Replacing him, will be Dennis Polian, who joins the Vikings from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL, where he was the assistant general manager and coordinator of player personnel last season.

Polian essentially ran the day-to-day operations on the football side of the organization.  His father is Bill Polian, the president and general manager of the Indianapolis Colts.  His oldest brother, Chris, is the Colts’ vice president of player personnel.  Another brother, Brian, is an assistant coach at Notre Dame.

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