Browns hire three assistants

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 6:48 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Browns hired Louie Cioffi (defensive backs), Joe Cullen (defensive line) and Shane Steichen (offensive quality control) to their coaching staff on Tuesday.

“Joe has been an outstanding coach throughout his career,” said head coach Rob Chudzinski. “I was very impressed with the way he has been able to develop young players both at the collegiate level and at each of his two stints in the NFL, and his ability as a teacher will benefit our players as well.

“Louie is very well respected in the NFL. He possesses extensive experience working alongside some of the top defensive coaches in this league. He has worked closely with Ray (Horton), which will be a big advantage for our team. I am excited to have Joe, Louie and Shane as part of our staff, and believe that their knowledge of the game and coaching ability will be great assets to our players.”

Cioffi spent the past two seasons as the Cardinals’ defensive backs coach, working with current Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton. Cullen was with the Jaguars for the past three seasons and Stiechen comes to the Browns after two seasons as a defensive assistant for the Chargers.