The Minnesota Vikings added five assistant coaches to their coaching staff on Tuesday, locking in the administrative portion of their gameday roster. Among the new hires were defensive assistant Imarjaye Albury, assistant inside linebackers coach Thad Bogardus, and assistant special teams coach Dalmin Gibson.
Albury was a scout in the Vikings organization last season and is entering his fourth season on the coaching staff after taking a brief respite from his role as an assistant defensive line coach in Minnesota from February 2020 to June 2022. Joining him on defense will be Bogardus, who served as the Los Angeles Rams’ outside linebackers coach in 2022, where he coached the likes of Leonard Floyd and Ernest Jones.
The #Vikings have added five coaches to finalize the 2023 coaching staff.
Imarjaye Albury – Defensive Assistant
Thad Bogardus – Asst. Inside Linebackers
Dalmin Gibson – Asst. Special Teams
Pat Hill – Asst. Defensive Line
Michael Hutchings – Asst. DBshttps://t.co/WcPNyMuZyw pic.twitter.com/O168Pd7TrH
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 21, 2023
Gibson is making his first appearance on staff at the NFL level, joining the Vikings after a successful stint at Southern Illinois University where he served as the Saluki’s special teams coordinator and defensive ends coach last season.
Others hired by the team on Tuesday were Pat Hill, who will serve as the assistant defensive line coach, and Michael Hutchings, who joins the team as their new assistant defensive backs coach. Hill is a veteran coach with experience at both the collegiate and NFL levels, having served last as the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive line coach in 2013. Hutchings was the outside linebackers coach for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers last year, and previously held roles at the University of Oregon and the University of Southern California as a defensive analyst.
These signings should serve to shore up Minnesota’s staff, and give the team leverage to continue developing the young talent on their roster.
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