Colts name next head coach
The Indianapolis Colts have hired Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator Shane Steichen as its new head coach, hoping to turn around a franchise that went 4-12-1 last season. Steichen has been an NFL coach for 12 years, including the past two with the Eagles.
Under Steichen, the Eagles had the third leading scoring offense, averaging 28.1 points per game, in the just-ended season.
During Sunday’s Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Eagles scored 35 points. The team charged through the post-season with lopsided wins against New York Giants and San Francisco 49’ers, topping 30 points in each game.
In November, the Colts fired Frank Reich after a disappointing start to the season. Jeff Saturday was named interm.
Prior to joining Philadelphia, Steichen was with the Los Angeles Chargers and Cleveland Browns. His first full-time coaching job was as an offensive assistant for the University of Louisville football team in 2010.
The Colts have the No. 4 pick in the NFL Draft coming up in April.