Matt LaFleur hired as Notre Dame quarterbacks coach

Former Washington Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur has accepted a position on Notre Dame’s coaching staff, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed on Thursday.

Matt LaFleur, John Beck Matt LaFleur, here with John Beck in 2011, worked with Washington’s quarterbacks the past four seasons. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

LaFleur will serve as quarterbacks coach for Notre Dame, reuniting with head coach Brian Kelly, whom LaFleur coached under at Central Michigan in 2004 and ’05.

LaFleur was one of 10 assistants dismissed by the Redskins when they fired Mike Shanahan on Dec. 30. LaFleur is the first of those coaches to find another job. A number of former Redskins coaches are in Mobile, Ala., this week, hoping to network and get the opportunity to talk to other team officials and coaches in hopes of finding new jobs.
LaFleur came to the Redskins after spending two seasons as an offensive quality control coach for the Houston Texans under Kyle Shanahan. Prior to that, he had coaching stints at Ashland University, Northern Michigan, Central Michigan and Saginaw Valley State.

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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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