The Chicago Bears have hired Brendan Nugent and Carson Walch as offensive quality control coaches today.
Nugent spent 2012 in Montreal under head coach Marc Trestman as the Alouettes assistant on special teams and offensive quality control coach. He spent the previous five seasons (2007-11) at William & Mary coaching both the running backs and tight ends. He started in the collegiate coaching ranks in 2005 at the University of Iowa as the Hawkeyes offensive undergraduate assistant, a position he held for two years. Nugent got his first coaching job at Archbishop Stepinac High School in his hometown of White Plains, New York, overseeing the linebackers in 2004. Collegiately he played linebacker for three seasons at Catholic University of America.
Walch spent the last three seasons in Montreal under Trestman. In 2012 he served as the Alouettes wide receivers coach after spending two years (2010 and 2011) as Montreal's special teams quality control coach. Prior to his time in Montreal, Walch spent three seasons (2007-09) at his alma mater, Winona State – his second stint coaching at the university. The last two seasons he was the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. During his first stint at the school (2000-02), Walch was a student coach before being named receivers coach and passing game coordinator. In 2006, he was the special teams coordinator and running backs coach at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. From 2003-05 Walch was the offensive coordinator at Dakota State University, while working with the quarterbacks and running backs. Walch was an All-American, All-Region and All-Conference running back, receiver and return specialist for Winona State from 1996 to 1999. As a senior he was named a regional finalist for the Harlon Hill Award which goes to the top player in Division II Football.
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