The Washington Redskins have hired Sean McVay as the team’s tight ends coach.
McVay spent last season as Offensive Assistant for the Redskins, in addition to working with the team’s tight ends during the final four weeks of the season following the departure of former tight ends coach, Jon Embree.
“Sean impressed me tremendously during his four games as our tight ends coach at the end of this past season,” Redskins executive vice president/head coach Mike Shanahan said. “He has an excellent rapport with the players and is a promising coach in the NFL. It quickly became clear after the season that he was going to be a full-time position coach in this league soon, and we wanted to make sure that it was with the Redskins.”
In 2010, the Redskins ranked eighth in the NFL in passing yards per game (244.6). TE Chris Cooley ranked second among NFL tight ends in receptions (77) and third in receiving yards (849).
McVay joined the Redskins in 2010, following a stint as quality control/wide receiver coach for the United Football League’s Florida Tuskers. The Tuskers finished a perfect 6-0 in the regular season before losing in the UFL’s inaugural championship game.
McVay served as Offensive Assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008. During his time in Tampa Bay, McVay worked closely with WR Antonio Bryant, who recorded career highs in receptions (83), receiving yards (1,248), and touchdowns (7), en route to winning The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award.