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1999 Browns Coaching Staff



Head Coach: Chris Palmer

Head Coach Cleveland Browns 1999 to present; born September 23, 1949, Mt. Kisco, N.Y., lives in Jacksonville. Quarterback Southern Connecticut State 1968-71. No pro playing experience. College coach: Connecticut 1972-74, Lehigh 1975, Colgate 1976-82, New Haven 1986-87 (head coach), Boston University 1988-89 (head coach). Pro coach: Montreal Concordes (CFL) 1983, New Jersey Generals (USFL) 1984-85, Houston Oilers 1990-92 (quarterbacks coach), New England Patriots 1993-96 (wide receivers-quarterbacks coach), Jacksonville Jaguars 1997-98 (offensive coordinator).



Quarterbacks coach: John Hufnagel

. Quarterbacks coach Cleveland Browns 1999 to present;



Offensive Linecoach: Bob Palcic

. Offensive linecoach Cleveland Browns 1999 to present; born July 2, 1948, Gowanda, N.Y., lives in Rochester, Mich. Linebacker Dayton 1968-70. No pro playing experience. College coach: Dayton 1974-75, Ball State 1976-77, Wisconsin 1978-81, Arizona 1984-85, Ohio State 1986-91, Southern California 1992, UCLA 1993. Pro coach: Atlanta Falcons (offensive linecoach) 1994-96, Detroit Lions (tight ends) 1997-98.



Offensive backfield coach: Dick Portee

. Backfield coach Cleveland Browns 1999 to present;



Tight-ends coach: Ray Perkins

. Tight-ends coach Cleveland Browns 1999 to present;



Special teams coach: Ken Whisenhunt

. Special teams coach Cleveland Browns 1999 to present;



Quality control coach-offense: Tony Sparano

. Quality control coach-offense Cleveland Browns 1999 to present;



Defensive Coordinator: Bob Slowik

. Defensive coordinator Cleveland Browns 1999 to present; born May 16, 1954, Pittsburgh, Pa., lives in Lake Forest, Ill. Cornerback Delaware 1973-76. No pro playing experience. College coach: Delaware 1977, Florida 1978-81, Drake 1982, Rutgers 1983, East Carolina 1984-91. Pro coach: Dallas Cowboys (secondary coach) 1992, Chicago Bears (defensive coordinator-linebackers) 1993-98.



Defensive Linecoach: Clarence Brooks

. Defensive linecoach Cleveland Browns 1999 to present; born May 20, 1951, New York, N.Y., lives in Lake Forest, Ill. Guard Massachusetts 1970-73. No pro playing experience. College coach: Massachusetts 1976-80, Syracuse 1981-89, Arizona 1990-92. Pro coach: Chicago Bears (defensive linecoach) 1993-98.



Defensivebacks coach: Jerry Holmes

. Defensivebacks coach Cleveland Browns 1999 to present;



Quality Control coach-defense: Billy Davis

. Quality control coach-defense Cleveland Browns 1999 to present; born November 5, 1965, Youngstown, Ohio, lives in Charlotte, N.C. Quarterback Cincinnati 1984-88. No pro playing experience. College coach: Michigan State 1990-91. Pro coach: Pittsburgh Steelers 1992-94, Carolina Panthers (outside linebackers coach) 1995-98.



Strength and conditioning coach: Tim Jorgensen

. Strength and conditioning coach Cleveland Browns 1999 to present;