Bills add 10 to coaching staff

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 4:25 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Bills added 10 coaches to Doug Marrone’s new staff, the team announced on Tuesday.

On defense, the Bills hired Donnie Henderson (defensive backs), Chuck Driesbach (linebackers), Jim O’Neil (linebackers), Anthony Weaver (defensive line), Brian Fleury (defensive quality control), Jason Rebrovich (defensive quality control) and Samson Brown (assistant defensive backs).

Henderson was with Marrone in Syracuse last season and also worked with Marrone in 2004-05 when Henderson was the Jets’ defensive coordinator.

Driesbach enters his first year as a coach in the NFL. He was the defensive coordinator at Rice from 2007-11.

O’Neil spent the past four seasons with the Jets, including the previous three as assistant defensive backs coach, where he worked with current Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.

Weaver was the assistant D-line coach last year for Pettine and the Jets. Brown was a coaching assistant for the Jets from 2010-11.

Rebrovich was a defensive assistant for Marrone at Syracuse the past two seasons.

On offense, the Bills added Tyrone Wheatley (running backs) and Greg Adkins (tight ends). Wheatley was the running backs coach for Marrone at Syracuse from 2010-12. He played in the NFL for 10 seasons. Adkins was the O-line coach and recruiting coordinator at Syracuse the past four seasons.

Eric Ciano was hired as the team’s new head strength and conditioning coach. This will be his fourth season with the Bills.