Washington’s new defensive coordinator Joe Barry is bringing San Diego’s former defensive quality control coach and, along with him, a storied name in Redskins history to his coaching staff.
Chad Grimm, son of former offensive lineman Russ Grimm, a founding member of Washington’s vaunted “Hogs,” was announced Thursday as the latest to join Barry’s defensive staff.
A former linebacker at Virginia Tech (2003-06), Grimm boasts six years’ experience in the NFL coaching ranks, having served as an offensive quality control coach in Arizona from 2009-12 and, more recently, a defensive quality control coach in San Diego, where Barry coached linebackers.
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Reared in Fairfax County, Chad Grimm played football and lacrosse at Oakton in Vienna, helping the school reach the state finals in both sports.
The elder Grimm, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, played 11 seasons in Washington, having a hand in all three Super Bowl championship seasons, and was retained upon retirement as the team’s tight ends coach and later, offensive line coach. He went on to coach offensive linemen in Pittsburgh and Arizona.
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