It’s official: Nolan is Broncos’ defensive coordinator |

It’s official: Nolan is Broncos’ defensive coordinator

Jeff Legwold
Rocky Mountain News
Denver, CO Colorado

DENVER, Colorado “-As expected, the Broncos made it official Tuesday, hiring former San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan as defensive coordinator.

Nolan, who has agreed to terms on a two-year contract, becomes the first assistant coach hired by the Broncos’ newly hired head coach, Josh McDaniels.

Nolan had been the 49ers’ head coach from 2005 until during this past season when he was fired and replaced by Mike Singletary.

Nolan has been a defensive coordinator with the Ravens, Jets, Redskins and Giants in his NFL coaching career. He got his start in the league as a special teams and linebackers coach with the Broncos from 1987 to 1992.

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen said Monday he was “excited” about the prospect of Nolan joining the staff. McDaniels is also pursuing long-time coaching veteran Dom Capers to join the staff. Capers, also a former head coach with the Panthers and Texans, just finished his first season on the Patriots staff.

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