Redskins coaching staff includes two holdovers, lots of Panthers ties

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ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins overhauled their coaching staff and, they hope, the direction of their franchise.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder wanted change, and that's what he's getting, as only two coaches from the previous staff remain -- Nate Kaczor and Randy Jordan. That means the team will have a new offensive system for the first time since 2013 and a new defensive scheme for the first time since 2009, returning to a 4-3 base front. But there will be familiarity, as 11 members of the staff worked for coach Ron Rivera in Carolina.

Here's a look at the Redskins' new coaching staff:

Head coach Ron Rivera: After going 76-63-1 with Carolina, he'll attempt to become the first coach hired by Snyder to post a winning record with Washington. He'll have the most power any coach has had under Snyder, as the Redskins currently have no general manager or team president. "One thing that's very important," Snyder said, "is we're going to have one voice and one voice alone and that's the coach's." Rivera's military background should be a help in restoring discipline to the organization.

Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio: In three of his four seasons as a coordinator, Del Rio's defenses have finished in the top 10 in either yards or points allowed -- something the Redskins haven't done since 2009. He'll have the Redskins playing a 4-3 base front for the first time in a decade. Del Rio spent the past two seasons out of football following three years as the Oakland Raiders' coach; he posted a 93-94 record as a head coach, including nine years with Jacksonville.

Offensive coordinator Scott Turner: He served as Carolina's coordinator for the final four games last season after serving as the Panthers' quarterbacks coach starting in 2018. He also filled that role for three seasons with Minnesota. Turner's dad, Norv, was fired by Snyder late in the 2000 season. Turner will employ a style of offense similar to his dad's, so look for a heavy dose of play-action passes over the middle.

Special-teams coordinator Nate Kaczor: In Kaczor's first season with Washington last year, the Redskins' special teams were solid, receiving a huge boost from Pro Bowl punter Tress Way and kick returner Steven Sims Jr. Kaczor served as an assistant special-teams coach on Del Rio's Jacksonville staff for four years.

Assistant special-teams coach Ben Jacobs: He spent eight seasons as a linebacker/special-teams standout, including six with Carolina. He was the Panthers' assistant special-teams coach in 2019.

Quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese: He's among the most experienced coaches on the staff with 21 seasons in the NFL, including 13 as a quarterbacks coach in Cincinnati. He helped develop Andy Dalton, who posted a 106.3 passer rating in 2015 with Zampese as his position coach. He'll play perhaps the biggest role in developing Dwayne Haskins.

Running backs coach Randy Jordan: He joined the Redskins in 2014 with former coach Jay Gruden and brings both energy and a demanding mindset to the job. He's never been afraid to tell Adrian Peterson that he did something incorrectly, whether in a drill or in a game. What he needs most of all is for Derrius Guice to stay healthy.

Receivers coach Jim Hostler: He coached with Rivera for one season in Carolina before joining the Redskins. Hostler has served as a receivers coach for four other teams before Washington, including Baltimore, where his squad helped the Ravens win the 2012 Super Bowl.

Assistant receivers coach Drew Terrell: The former Stanford wideout spent the past two years as a quality control coach with Carolina.

Tight ends coach Pete Hoener: He coached with Rivera for nine seasons in Carolina, helping to develop Greg Olsen into a top tight end. Olsen averaged 48.5 catches in his first four seasons before Hoener arrived and 71.3 in his first six with him. Hoener, entering his 22nd NFL season, has been coaching since 1969.

Offensive line coach John Matsko: He's the most experienced assistant on the staff, entering his 29th season in the NFL. Matsko also coached with Rivera during his entire tenure at Carolina, starting as the line coach before adding run coordinator duties in 2016. He's now served as a line coach for eight franchises since 1989.

Assistant offensive line coach Travelle Wharton: He played for one season under Matsko in Carolina and was his assistant the past two seasons.

Defensive backs coach Chris Harris: He started 88 games in nine years as a safety and served as an assistant defensive backs coach the past four years with the Chargers. This is his first job as the main position coach.

Assistant defensive backs coach Richard Rodgers: After spending 22 years coaching in college, he joined Rivera's staff in Carolina in 2012. He was the secondary coach in 2018 and the safeties coach a year ago.

Assistant defensive backs/nickel coach Brent Vieselmeyer: He spent three seasons with Del Rio in Oakland but was out of the NFL the past two years. He was the head coach at Santa Margarita High School in California this past fall.

Defensive line coach Sam Mills III: He's coached in the NFL since 2005 -- all with Carolina. The son of a five-time Pro Bowler, Mills was Carolina's defensive line coach the past two seasons.

Assistant defensive line coach Jeff Zgonina: He played for seven teams between 1993 and 2009 and served as the 49ers' defensive line coach in 2017 and '18.

Linebackers coach Steve Russ: Another assistant who coached with Rivera in Carolina, spending the past two years in charge of the linebackers. He played 24 games at linebacker in parts of three NFL seasons between 1997 and 2000.

Offensive quality control coach Luke Del Rio: He played quarterback at Alabama, Oregon State and Florida. The son of the Redskins' defensive coordinator coached tight ends and quarterbacks under Vieselmeyer at Santa Margarita High last fall.

Offensive quality control coach Todd Storm: He was an offensive assistant the past two years in Carolina.

Defensive quality control coach Vincent Rivera: The head coach's nephew served in the same role the past two seasons in Carolina. In two seasons at Cal, he played running back, receiver and special teams.