The defensive side will be in charge of Chris Harris (defensive backups), Sam Mills III (defensive line), Richard Rodgers (defensive assistants), Steve Russ (supporters) and Brent Vieselmeyer (defensive assistants / nickel) under the new Jack Del Rio coordinator , who was Rivera’s first employee.
Harris played eight seasons as NFL security, including two under Rivera when he was the defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears.
Luke Del Rio, son of Jack, and Todd Storm were named offensive quality control trainers, while Vincent Rivera, Ron’s nephew, was hired as a defensive quality control coach. Ben Jacobs was appointed assistant coach of special teams under Nate Kaczor, who retained his role as coordinator of special teams for former Washington staff.
Zampese is the son of former NFL coach Ernie Zampese, who helped orchestrate the powerful offenses of the Chargers under Don Coryell. Ken Zampese was the Bengals offensive coordinator in 2016-17 after serving as a 2003-15 quarterback coach. He trained quarterbacks in Cleveland in 2018 and spent the 2019 season as a quality control analyst at the University of Florida.
By choosing Turner, the son of former Redskins coach Norv Turner, who most recently served as a quarterback coach and offensive coordinator for the Panthers, Rivera separated from current Washington offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell, who subsequently He was hired to be the Los Angeles Rams. Offensive coordinator last week under coach Sean McVay.