Mike Sherman has officially been selected as the Dolphins’ new offensive coordinator, the team announced Friday.
Kevin Coyle was named Miami’s new defensive coordinator, replacing Mike Nolan who is now in Atlanta.
“I’m excited that Mike Sherman and Kevin Coyle have decided to accept the positions of offensive and defensive coordinator of the Dolphins respectively,” said new Miami coach Joe Philbin.
“They are both very passionate about the game of football and the players they coach, and that enthusiasm is evident in the meeting rooms and on the field.”
Sherman and Coyle come to the Dolphins with more than 65 years of coaching experience between them.
Sherman, 57, was the head coach at Texas A&M from 2008 to 2011. He compiled a 19-19 record with the Aggies before being fired by the team last December.
He was previously the head coach of the Green Bay Packers (2000-2005) and has served as the offensive coordinator for the Seahawks (1999) and the Texans (2006-2007).
Sherman took the Packers to four playoff appearances (2001-04) while helping the team break franchise records in rushing and passing yards.
Coyle coached the defensive backs for nine years in Cincinnati. He joined the Bengals as the cornerbacks coach before being promoted in 2003.
Under Coyle, the Bengals secondary ended four of its seasons ranked in the bottom ten including a dead-last finish in 2006.
He’s only led the unit to two top ten finishes including the 2011 season when it ranked ninth in receiving defense by limiting opponents to an average of 228.9 yards per game.
The Palm Beach Post reported Miami will be moving from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 scheme this upcoming season.
It will be interesting to see if Coyle will be able to help the players effectively transition to the 4-3 scheme considering this is his first time serving as a defensive coordinator in the NFL.