Redskins hire Sean McVay to coach tight ends

The Washington Redskins hired Sean McVay to coach tight ends, replacing Jon Embree, who left to become the head coach at the University of Colorado.

McVay served as an offensive assistant in 2010 and handled the team’s tight ends for the final four weeks of the season after McVay had departed. McVay previously was an offensive assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008 and he worked with the UFL’s Florida Tuskers.

A former wide receiver at Miami (Ohio), he is a young assistant the team is placing faith in.

“Sean impressed me tremendously during his four games as our tight ends coach at the end of this past season,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said in a release. “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.”

Last month, the Redskins interviewed veteran tight ends coach Pete Hoener for the position. He wound up accepting a job on Ron Rivera’s staff in Carolina.

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