Chicago Bears hire ex-Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson

By The Sports Xchange

The Chicago Bears hired former Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson as their wide receivers coach on Monday.

In addition, the Bears hired Ben McDaniels as offensive assistant and promoted Pierre Ngo to assistant strength and conditioning coach on John Fox's coaching staff.


Johnson, 54, has 32 years coaching experience, including the last four as head coach at Tulane after 28 seasons as a wide receivers coach at the NFL, collegiate and high school levels.

In four seasons (2012-15) at Tulane, Johnson compiled a 15-34 record, highlighted by the school's first bowl bid in 11 years following the 2013 season.

From 2006-11, Johnson was the wide receivers coach of the New Orleans Saints as part of their Super Bowl run. Prior to his time in New Orleans, Johnson spent 22 seasons as a wide receivers coach at the collegiate level, including Miami, California, SMU, San Diego State and Idaho.The Hurricanes won the 2001 national championship during Johnson's tenure with the school.

McDaniels has 13 years of coaching experience, spending the previous two seasons at Rutgers, including 2015 as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach of the Scarlet Knights. He joined Rutgers in 2014 as the wide receivers coach. Prior to his time at Rutgers, McDaniels spent two seasons (2012-13) as an offensive assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Ngo spent the 2015 season as a strength and conditioning assistant with the Bears. Prior to joining the Bears, Ngo was a strength and conditioning assistant at UCLA in 2014. Ngo also spent two seasons with the New York Jets as an assistant strength and conditioning coach (2013) and strength and conditioning intern (2012).

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