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Minnesota Vikings Announce Full Coaching Staff

Updated: 02/06/2014 11:06 AM
Created: 02/06/2014 10:36 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their assistants under new coach Mike Zimmer, including special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, the target of a discrimination complaint by one of his former players.
    
The Vikings announced Thursday that Priefer will be one of seven holdovers from the previous staff, along with offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, wide receivers coach George Stewart and others.
    
Norv Turner will mark his 30th year of coaching in the NFL as the offensive coordinator, as widely reported for weeks, and George Edwards will be the defensive coordinator.
    
Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has alleged that Priefer made anti-gay comments around the team and claimed he was released last year because of his outspoken support of gay marriage. The Vikings launched an independent investigation.

Here’s the list, courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings:

HEAD COACH    
Mike Zimmer    Head Coach
   
COORDINATORS    
George Edwards    Defensive Coordinator
Mike Priefer    Special Teams Coordinator
Norv Turner    Offensive Coordinator

ASSISTANTS    
Robb Akey    Assistant Defensive Line
Jeff Davidson    Offensive Line
Ryan Ficken    Assistant Special Teams
Johnathan Gannon    Assistant Defensive Backs / Quality Control
Jerry Gray    Defensive Backs
Jeff Howard    Defensive Assistant
Klint Kubiak    Assistant Wide Receivers / Quality Control
Andre Patterson    Defensive Line
Drew Petzing    Coaching Assistant
Kevin Stefanski    Tight Ends
George Stewart    Wide Receivers
Scott Turner    Quarterbacks
Kirby Wilson    Running Backs
Adam Zimmer    Linebackers

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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