Colts hire former Stanford OC Hamilton to run offense

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:13 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Colts hired Andrew Luck’s former offensive coordinator, Pep Hamilton, to fill the same role in Indianapolis. Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter first reported the move.

Hamilton replaces Bruce Arians, who was hired as the Cardinals’ head coach on Thursday evening.

For the past two seasons, Hamilton was Stanford’s "Andrew Luck Director of Offense" — or offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. (Stanford officially changed the title of offensive coordinator to "Andrew Luck Director of Offense" after an anonymous donor endowed the position with a generous gift the to program.) Hamilton coached Stanford’s wide receivers in 2010 and was Luck's offensive coordinator for his final season at Stanford in 2011.

Hamilton was reportedly a candidate for the Jets’ offensive coordinator position, where he was an offensive assistant from 2003-05. He coached the 49ers’ quarterbacks in 2006 and the Bears’ quarterbacks from 2007-09.