The Redskins announced the hiring of Perry Fewell as defensive backs coach and Mike Clark as the strength and conditioning coach. Here is the press release via Redskins PR:
LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have named Perry Fewell as Defensive Backs Coach and Mike Clark as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Fewell is entering his 18th NFL season after having spent the last five seasons as defensive coordinator of the New York Giants, a stint that included a victory in Super Bowl XLVI. In Fewell’s five seasons in New York, his unit amassed 160 takeaways, second-most in the NFC and third-most in the NFL.
Fewell entered the NFL in 1998 as a defensive backs coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars, a position in which he served for five seasons. He went on to coach defensive backs in St. Louis (2003-04) and Chicago (2005) before earning his first defensive coordinator job in 2006 with the Buffalo Bills. In 2009, he served as the Bills’ interim head coach for seven games.
Prior to joining the professional ranks, Fewell spent 13 years coaching collegiately. During his college coaching career, he held various positions at North Carolina, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Kent State and Vanderbilt.
Fewell lettered as a defensive back at Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) from 1980-83 and was part of the university’s Hall of Fame class in 2011. A native of Gastonia, N.C., he was on the football and track teams at South Point H.S. in Belmont, N.C., and was inducted into the Belmont Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.
Fewell and his wife, Kathleen, have two sons.
Clark is entering his 12th NFL season after having most recently served as Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Chicago Bears from 2013-14. His previous NFL experience includes stints with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks. He was named the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by American Football Monthly in 2005 and helped the Seahawks advance to Super Bowl XL.
Clark spent 23 seasons in strength and conditioning at the collegiate level, including 14 seasons at Texas A&M from 1990-2003. He added the duties of assistant athletic director in 2000. During his time with the Aggies, he was named the Strength Coach of the Year in 1993 and 2000 by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
A native of Wichita, Kan., Clark played high school football at Oak Park H.S. in Kansas City, and continued as a center at Ottawa (Kan.) University. He and his wife, Kris, have three children, Matthew, J.J. and Alicia.
FEWELL FOOTBALL TIMELINE
- 2010-14: Defensive Coordinator, New York Giants
- 2009: Interim Head Coach, Buffalo Bills (final seven games)
- 2006-09: Defensive Coordinator, Buffalo Bills
- 2005: Defensive Backs Coach, Chicago Bears
- 2003-04: Secondary Coach, St. Louis Rams
- 1998-2002: Defensive Backs Coach, Jacksonville Jaguars
- 1995-97: Secondary Coach, Vanderbilt
- 1992-94: Defensive Line Coach, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
- 1988-91: Wide Receivers Coach, Kent State
- 1987: Defensive Backs Coach, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
- 1985-86: Graduate Assistant, North Carolina
- 1980-83: Defensive Back, Lenoir-Rhyne
CLARK FOOTBALL TIMELINE
- 2013-14: Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Chicago Bears
- 2010-12: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Kansas City Chiefs
- 2004-09: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Seattle Seahawks
- 1990-2003: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Texas A&M
- 1988-89: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Southern California
- 1983-87: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Oregon
- 1982: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Kansas
- 1981: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Wyoming
- 1979-80: Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach, Topeka (Kan.) H.S.
- 1977-78: Graduate Assistant, Kansas