Adam Gase named Miami Dolphins head coach

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Saturday January 09, 2016


Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase is the new head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

Gase comes to Miami after one year with the Bears and the previous two coaching Peyton Manning in Denver, and he's the youngest head coach in the NFL.

The 37-year-old Gase has moved up the ranks in his career, beginning as a student assistant under Nick Saban at Michigan State in the late 1990s. He followed Saban to LSU as a graduate assistant in 2000, before moving to the NFL in 2003 as a scouting assistant with the Detroit Lions.

Gase worked his way up to Lions quarterbacks coach in 2007. After one year as an offensive assistant with the 49ers, he joined the Broncos as wide receivers coach in 2009, working up to offensive coordinator in 2013, coaching Peyton Manning. He spent 2015 with the Bears, and now he’s an NFL head coach.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Gase will have a 5-year deal, and Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez reports Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph, Bengals linebackers coach Matt Burke, Bears defensive line coach Clint Hurtt and Cowboys defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson will join the Dolphins staff. 

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