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Falcons Finalize Coaching Hires

Posted Feb 17, 2017

Head Coach Dan Quinn has finalized his coaching staff.

The Atlanta Falcons have hired Dave Brock as an offensive assistant, Kyle Flood as the assistant offensive line coach, Bush Hamdan as the team’s quarterbacks coach, and Charlie Jackson as a defensive assistant. The team has also hired Justin Outten as an offensive assistant, Jess Simpson as a defensive assistant, and Charlie Weis Jr. as an offensive assistant.

Brock joins the Falcons after a four-year stint as the head coach for the University of Delaware. Before joining the Blue Hens, he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Rutgers. Brock has been a collegiate coach for 29 years, with stops at Kansas State (2007-08), North Carolina (2005-06), Temple (2002-04), Hofstra (1995-02), Salisbury (1988-90, 1994), and West Connecticut State (1991-93). He is a native of Moorestown, N.J.

Flood brings 23 years of coaching experience to the Falcons. He recently served as the head coach for the Rutgers football team from 2012-15. He became the first head coach in team history to lead the program to three bowl games in his first three years as head coach. Before being named head coach, he spent seven years on the Scarlet Knights staff, seeing time as the offensive line coach since joining the program in 2005, and was eventually promoted to assistant head coach in 2008.

In 2007, Flood was in charge of the run game as the running game coordinator and from 2009-10 he was the co-offensive coordinator. Before coaching at Rutgers, he spent three years at the University of Delaware where he was the assistant head coach and offensive line coach. Flood was the offensive line coach at Hofstra University from 1997-01.

Hamdan brings seven years of collegiate coaching experience to the Atlanta Falcons. He spent the previous two years at the University of Washington – in 2016 he was the wide receivers/pass game coordinator, and during his first year with the Huskies he was the offensive quality control coach.

In 2014, he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Davidson, where he coached J.P. Douglas to a 66-percent completion percentage and a 130.4 passer rating. Before joining Davidson, he was the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas State. His starting quarterback, Adam Kennedy, completed 69.2-percent of his passes for 2,363 yards and a 139.9 passer rating.

Hamdan spent time at Florida (2012) as the wide receivers coach and coached tight ends at Sacramento State the year before (2011). In 2010, he worked as an offensive quality control coach for Maryland before being promoted to the quarterbacks coach for the team’s game in the Military Bowl versus East Carolina. During that season, he worked with the Terrapins, then freshman, quarterback Danny O’Brien, who broke several freshman passing records and earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors.

Jackson has worked on the defensive staffs of the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos, as well as doing a coaching fellowship with the Falcons and St. Louis Rams. He also served as a college scout for the Seattle Seahawks.

Outten was a coaching intern for the Falcons last season. Outten played for Syracuse from 2003-06. He was a three-year starter for the Orange. He majored in child and family studies and physical education with a specialization in coaching at Syracuse. He is a native of Doylestown, PA.

Simpson is one of the most successful coaches in Georgia prep football history. He spent 22 years on the Buford High School coaching staff – 12 years as head coach – and helped the Wolves win 10 state titles, seven of those titles came when he was the head coach. Simpson compiled a 164-12 (.932) record while holding the title of head coach at Buford. Simpson played collegiate football at Auburn and began his coaching career as a student assistant for the Tigers.

Weis Jr. recently came from the University of Alabama where he was an offensive analyst from 2015-16. In 2014, he was a summer volunteer intern for the New England Patriots. He was a manager at Kansas (2012-14) where he assisted the position coaches in practice by administering and directing drills. In 2011, he served as a offensive quality control coach for Florida, focusing his efforts with the wide receivers. He is a native of South Bend, Indiana and is the son of football coach Charlie Weis.

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