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Cardinals, Jonathan Gannon Put Together Coaching Staff

First-year head coach makes additions to his first group

The Cardinals have added Drew Terrell as their passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach.
The Cardinals have added Drew Terrell as their passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach.

INDIANAPOLIS -- It didn't take long for Jonathan Gannon to put together his coaching staff.

At least, not on the outside.

With their coaches at the Scouting combine, the Cardinals announced staff additions on Wednesday along with some holdovers from the previous staff.

"I'm pleased and (owner) Michael (Bidwill) and (GM) Monti (Ossenfort) have helped a tremendous amount being able to get guys in place quickly," said Gannon, who was announced as the team's head coach on Feb. 14. "It may seem more quick to you guys but for three days there, I seemed like I was on a Zoom (call) from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. It was like, 'holy cow, are we going to get anybody hired?'

"It's been a good process. The head coaches that I know that I can call, their advice was all over, but the one thing that was consistent was that they said 'Do not rush the staff.' You've got a good chance to hire the right people, don't rush it. I haven't felt we were rushed at all. I felt we've been thinking clearly through things."

Gannon said Ossenfort was in most of the interviews.

The Cardinals previously announced coordinators Jeff Rodgers, Drew Petzing and Nick Rallis. The others now on staff for 2023 (* indicates coach is returning from 2022 staff):

  • Passing game coordinator/wide receivers Drew Terrell
  • Quarterbacks Israel Woolfork
  • Pass game specialist Spencer Whipple*
  • Offensive line Klayton Adams
  • Assistant offensive line Chris Cook
  • Tight ends Ben Steele
  • Running backs Autry Denson
  • Offensive quality control Connor Senger*
  • Defensive line Derrick LeBlanc
  • Assistant defensive line William Peagler
  • Outside linebackers Rob Rodriguez
  • Linebackers Sam Siefkes
  • Cornerbacks Ryan Smith
  • Defensive backs Patrick Toney
  • Defensive quality control Ronald Booker*
  • Assistant special teams Sam Sewell
  • Assistant to the head coach Brandon Schwab
  • Director, Football Strategy Kenny Bell*
  • Director, Football Performance Shea Thompson
  • Strength and Conditioning Buddy Morris*
  • Assistant strength and conditioning Mark Naylor*
  • Coaching assistant Jay Razzano*

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