In need of a new defensive backs coach after Jerome Henderson left for Dallas, the Cleveland Browns hired Tim Hauck as the team's new defensive backs coach on Monday. As is the case with most coaching hires, he already has some times to the current front office.
It actually wasn't that long ago that Hauck was a player himself. Hauck was a safety, entering the league in 1990 as a member of the New England Patriots. His final season came in 2002 as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. He had a stint with the Packers for three years while Mike Holmgren and Dick Jauron were both on the coaching staff. Hauck was also with the Eagles for three years, and although Pat Shurmur was an offensive guy, he was on the coaching staff at the time. Hauck left Philadelphia one year before current Browns cornerback Sheldon Brown was drafted.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer talks about Hauck's recent endeavours as a coach:
Hauck most recently was assistant secondary coach of the Titans under Jeff Fisher in 2009-10. Prior to that, he spent five years as a college assistant at his alma mater, Montana (2004-07), and at UCLA (2008).
I'm assuming that Hauck was out of football last year after the removal of Fisher from the Titans.
Hat tip to The Licensed Optimist for posting about this as a FanShot.