Andrew Janocko

Andrew James Janocko (born April 6, 1988) is an American football coach who is the quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as an assistant coach at Mercyhurst University, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Rutgers University, before spending six years as an assistant coach with the Minnesota Vikings for various position groups; serving as their quarterbacks coach in his final year with the team.

Andrew Janocko
Chicago Bears
Position:Quarterbacks coach
Personal information
Born: (1988-04-06) April 6, 1988 (age 34)
Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Clearfield Area (PA)
College:Pittsburgh
Career history
As a coach:

Playing careerEdit

Janocko played college football at Pittsburgh from 2007 to 2010, primarily as a backup quarterback and special teams holder. Originally a walk-on, he earned a scholarship his junior season.

Coaching careerEdit

Early careerEdit

After graduating from Pitt in 2010 with a degree in history, Janocko was hired to be a graduate assistant on Greg Schiano's staff at Rutgers.[1] He joined Schiano when he was named head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, as an offensive assistant.[2] He spent the 2014 season as a quarterbacks coach at Mercyhurst in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Minnesota VikingsEdit

In 2015, Janocko was hired by the Minnesota Vikings as an offensive quality control coach under head coach Mike Zimmer, working in that role before shifting to an assistant offensive line coach under Tony Sparano in 2017.

Janocko was named a co-offensive line coach along Clancy Barone for the 2018 season, after the sudden death of Sparano.[3] He was shifted back to the assistant offensive line coach in 2019 following the hire of Rick Dennison.

On January 27, 2020, Janocko was promoted to wide receivers coach.[4]

On February 9, 2021, Janocko was promoted to quarterbacks coach, replacing Klint Kubiak, who was promoted to offensive coordinator.[5][6]

Chicago BearsEdit

On February 3, 2022, Janocko was hired by the Chicago Bears as their new quarterbacks coach.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Janocko's father Tim was a fullback at Penn State and has been the head coach at Clearfield Area High School since the 1980s.[8][9] Janocko and his wife Natalie currently live in Chicago.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rutgers coach will miss former Pitt coach". TribLive. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  2. ^ "Rutgers loses football assistants Phil Galiano and Ben Sirmans to the NFL". nj.com. March 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  3. ^ "Vikings to Have TE, Assistant OL Coaches Take over for Tony Sparano After Death". Bleacher Report. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "Andrew Janocko To Take Over as Vikings Wide Receivers Coach". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "Report: Vikings' WRs coach Andrew Janocko expected to become QBs coach". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  6. ^ Young, Lindsey (February 9, 2021). "Vikings Hire Keenan McCardell to Coach WRs; Andrew Janocko Now QBs Coach". www.vikings.com. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  7. ^ Mayer, Larry (February 3, 2022). "Bears coach Eberflus hires three assistants". Chicagobears.com.
  8. ^ "Starkey: Support pours in for Pitt's Janocko". TribLive. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  9. ^ "A Football Family: Clearfield's NFL Connection". Tri-County Weekend. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  10. ^ "#SEENWedding: Modern romance plays out at the wedding of Natalie Bigley and Andrew Janocko". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved September 21, 2020.

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