Georgia names Brian Schottenheimer OC

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Athens, GA ( - The University of Georgia named Brian Schottenheimer offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Wednesday.

Schottenheimer has served as offensive coordinator with the St. Louis Rams the last three seasons after holding the same position with the New York Jets from 2006-2011. He also has held positions as quarterbacks coach with the San Diego Chargers (2002-05) and Washington Redskins (2001).

"I'm excited to have Brian join our coaching staff," said Georgia head coach Mark Richt. "His NFL experience will be a perfect fit for how we like to play offensive football here at Georgia. He'll be excellent in developing our players in both the running and passing games which will benefit them while they are at Georgia and for their future."

Earlier in his career, Schottenheimer held assistant coaching positions with Southern California (2000, tight ends), Syracuse (1999, wide receivers), Kansas City Chiefs (1998), and the Rams (1997) in his coaching debut under head coach Dick Vermeil. He coached for his father, Marty, with the Redskins and Chiefs.

"This is a great opportunity to become a Georgia Bulldog for both my career and my family," said Schottenheimer. "I'm thrilled to be part of an elite program with such national tradition and a great staff already in place. I look forward to working with young men and being a positive and significant influence on their lives as we develop them athletically, academically, and socially."