According to the team’s website, the Colts have hired Matt Raich as a special defensive assistant/assistant defensive line coach and Jerrod Johnson as the offensive quality control coach.
We have hired Matt Raich as special defensive assistant/assistant defensive line coach and Jerrod Johnson as offensive quality control coach.https://t.co/Xe0OroGNeO
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) February 17, 2020
Matt Raich’s Early Career
Raich recently spent time as the co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach for the St. Louis Battlehawks of the XFL.
However, he has over 20 years of coaching experience.
Raich is a former linebacker that played collegiate football at Westminster (PA) College from 1989 to 1994.
He was apart of the NAIA National Championship team in 1989.
His coaching career began as an assistant at Westminster before joining Robert Morris from 1996 to 1998.
Next, Raich became the defensive coordinator of the Hildesheim Invaders of the former German Federal League in 1999, while also serving a short stint with Glenville State.
Raich rejoined Robert Morris from 2000 to 2002.
Raich’s NFL Coaching Experience
Raich spent two years with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2002-2003) as a player personnel intern.
In 2004, he was promoted to an offensive assistant, which he served from 2004 to 2006.
In 2007, the Arizona Cardinals gave Raich a chance to coach the linebackers, where he was also a defensive assistant.
He served this position from 2007 to 2012.
After a year away from the NFL, the Detroit Lions hired Raich as the team’s defensive ends/defensive assistant coach.
Raich served this capacity from 2014 to 2017.
After one year with the Bengals (2018), and one year away from the game, Raich joined the Battlehawks before being plucked away by the Colts.
Former Steelers intern & offense assistant Matt Raich (2002-2006) joined Colts to assist coaching D-Line. He was co-defense coordinator with XFL’s St. Louis Battlehawks. @Steelersdepot @Alex_Kozora #HereWeGo https://t.co/oBqKgqtDhA
— Beaver Falls Hosiery (@subBurgher) February 18, 2020
Jerrod Johnson’s Early Career
Johnson played college football and basketball at Texas A&M.
His best season came as a junior in 2009, where he threw for 3,579 yards, 30 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.
After being selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the United Football League Draft, his NFL career stretched from 2011 to 2016.
Johnson had stops with the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Philadelphia Eagles.
Johnson’s NFL Coaching Experience
From 2015 to 2018, Johnson has been on the staff at St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas.
From 2015 to 2016, he was the team’s quarterbacks/wide receivers/assistant passing coordinator.
From 2017 to 2018, he was the team’s assistant head coach/offensive coordinator.
Johnson has also served as the owner and pro day prep director at The Quarterback Club of Houston, LLC.
Johnson’s resume also includes coaching the Nike Elite 11 quarterbacks.
As for the NFL, Johnson received his first opportunity from the San Francisco 49ers under the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship in 2017.
The same fellowship landed Johnson with the Colts in 2019.
In both instances, Johnson worked with the quarterbacks.
This led to Johnson’s promotion with the team.
Former @STHCatholic OC & assistant HC Jerrod Johnson named #Colts offensive quality control coach | 1-time record smashing @AggieFootball QB l worked with the Colts as part of #NFL Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship initiative
— St. Thomas High School (@STHCatholic) February 18, 2020