Freddie Kitchens

Freddie Kitchens (born November 29, 1974) is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He has previously been a coach for the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Mississippi State Bulldogs, North Texas Mean Green, and LSU Tigers. With the Cardinals, Kitchens has won one NFC Championship (in 2008) and was the NFC runner-up in 2015. Freddie Kitchens was a quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide from 1993 to 1997, during which time he threw for 4,668 passing yards and 30 touchdowns. In his three seasons as a starter, Alabama went 22-13 and played in the 1993 Gator Bowl, the 1994 Citrus Bowl, and the 1996 Outback Bowl.

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Freddie Kitchens
Cleveland Browns
Position:Head coach
Personal information
Born: (1974-11-29) November 29, 1974 (age 44)
Gadsden, Alabama
Career information
High school:Attalla (AL) Etowah
College:Alabama
Career history
As coach:
  • Glenville State (1999)
    Running backs coach & tight ends coach
  • LSU (2000)
    Graduate assistant
  • North Texas (2001–2003)
    Running backs coach
  • Mississippi State (2004–2005)
    - Tight ends coach (2004)
    - Running backs coach (2005)
  • Dallas Cowboys (2006)
    Tight ends coach
  • Arizona Cardinals (2007–2017)
    - Tight ends coach (2007–2012)
    - Quarterbacks coach (2013–2016)
    - Running backs coach (2017)
  • Cleveland Browns (2018–present)
    - Associate head coach & running backs coach (2018)
    - Offensive coordinator (2018)
    - Head coach (2019–present)

Freddie Kitchens (born November 29, 1974) is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He has previously been a coach for the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Mississippi State Bulldogs, North Texas Mean Green, and LSU Tigers. With the Cardinals, Kitchens has won one NFC Championship (in 2008) and was the NFC runner-up in 2015.

College career

Freddie Kitchens was a quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide from 1993 to 1997, during which time he threw for 4,668 passing yards and 30 touchdowns. In his three seasons as a starter, Alabama went 22-13 and played in the 1993 Gator Bowl, the 1994 Citrus Bowl, and the 1996 Outback Bowl.[1]

At the time of his departure, he ranked third in the school's history in career passing attempts, fourth in career passing yards, and fifth in career completions.[2]

Coaching career

Dallas Cowboys

Following his college career, he served as an assistant coach for several college teams, before joining the Dallas Cowboys staff as tight ends coach in 2006.[3]

Arizona Cardinals

Kitchens then worked on the Arizona Cardinals staff for 11 years, from 2007 to 2017. He coached tight ends, quarterbacks, and running backs.[4]

Cleveland Browns

In 2018, Kitchens was hired as running backs coach for the Cleveland Browns.[5]

On October 29, 2018, after week 8 of the 2018 season, the Browns fired head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Gregg Williams was named interim head coach, and Kitchens was promoted to offensive coordinator.[6] The Browns finished the season with a 5-3 record, after a 2-5-1 start under Jackson.

On January 12, 2019, Kitchens was named head coach by the Cleveland Browns.[7]

Coaching tree

Notable head coaches under whom Kitchens has served:

Personal life

Kitchens has two daughters with his wife, Ginger.[8]

In 2013, Kitchens underwent emergency surgery to repair an aortic dissection.[8]

References

  1. Edwards, Josh (Nov 29, 2018). "Freddie Kitchens has fun at Nick Chubb's expense in practice". Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  2. "Freddie Kitchens". www.clevelandbrowns.com. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  3. "New TE Coach Kitchens Makes Jump To NFL". DallasCowboys.com. Jun 29, 2006. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  4. Cabot, Mary Kay (January 8, 2019). "Freddie Kitchens has a good chance of being named the Browns head coach, sources say". Cleveland.com. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  5. Risdon, Jeff (January 24, 2018). "Browns hire Freddie Kitchens as new RB coach". USA Today. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  6. Bielik, Tim (October 29, 2018). "Freddie Kitchens named Browns offensive coordinator: Get to know more about him". Cleveland.com. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  7. Gribble, Andrew (12 January 2019). "Freddie Kitchens named Browns head coach". NFL.com. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  8. 1 2 Somers, Kent (June 5, 2013). "Cardinals QB coach undergoes emergency heart surgery". USA Today. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
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