Ryan Ficken is an American football coach and former player who is currently the special teams coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings.

Ryan Ficken
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Ficken at the podium
Minnesota Vikings
Position:Special teams coordinator
Career information
College:Arizona State
Career history
As a coach:

Coaching careerEdit

After spending a few years working with the offensive line at UCLA as a graduate assistant. In 2007 Ficken made the leap to the NFL becoming the assistant running backs coach for the Minnesota Vikings.[1] In 2009 he would switch positions and become the assistant wide receivers coach.[2] After the 2012 season Ficken again switched positions becoming the teams assistant special teams coach.[3][4] For the 2021 season Ficken was named the Vikings special teams coordinator[5][6][7] replacing Marwan Maalouf.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Ficken and wife, Andrea, have three children, Wyatt, Jonathan, and Gianna. When at ASU,[9] he was a member of Gamma Beta Phi, the National Scholastic Honor Society.


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  2. ^ Arcand, Tim. "Minnesota Vikings: Assessing Leslie Frazier's Crew: Can They Coach?". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  3. ^ "Sources: Vikings promote Klint Kubiak to OC job". ESPN.com. 2021-02-08. Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  4. ^ "For Vikings, all eyes on Ryan Ficken during Mike Priefer's suspension". Twin Cities. 2014-08-03. Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  5. ^ "Vikings pick Ryan Ficken as new special teams coordinator". San Diego Union-Tribune. 2021-02-01. Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  6. ^ "Vikings pick Ryan Ficken as new special teams coordinator". KLRT - FOX16.com. 2021-02-02. Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  7. ^ "Vikings announce Ryan Ficken as ST coordinator – ProFootballTalk". Portal4Sport. 2021-02-01. Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  8. ^ "Vikings pick Ryan Ficken as new special teams coordinator". 8News. 2021-02-01. Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  9. ^ "Sun Devil Football Degrees Earned (1990-Present)". Arizona State University Athletics. Retrieved 2021-03-01.