Redskins promote offensive assistant Mike McDaniel to receivers coach

February 23, 2013
Washington's receivers will have their third coach in four seasons. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington’s receivers will have their third coach in four seasons. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Washington Redskins have filled their vacant position of wide receivers coach by promoting offensive assistant Mike McDaniel, the team announced Saturday.

McDaniel, who will turn 30 on March 6, has served as an offensive assistant for Washington the last two seasons. Prior to joining the Redskins’ staff, McDaniel held coaching internships with the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos. He was an offensive assistant with Houston from 2006 to ’08, working under now-Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

From 2009 to ’10, McDaniel coached running backs for the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions (originally named the California Redwoods).

McDaniel played collegiately at Yale.

“Mike has a proven track record from his time in Houston and his time here in Washington,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said in a press release. “I look forward to having him lead our receivers.”

McDaniel replaces former New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Ike Hilliard, who served as receivers coach for one season but left the team in January to accept the same position with the Buffalo Bills. During the first two years of Mike Shanahan’s tenure in Washington, former Jacksonville Jaguar Keenan McCardell served as Washington’s receivers’ coach, but he was fired at the completion of the 2011 season.

Kyle Shanahan is heavily involved in the coaching of Washington’s receivers as well.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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