Falcons name Koetter as offensive coordinator

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
January 8, 2019

ATLANTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- The Atlanta Falcons have named two new position coaches to Dan Quinn's staff with Dirk Koetter and Mike Mularkey serving as the offensive coordinator and tight end coach, respectfully.


Koetter rejoins the Falcons after spending the 2012-14 seasons as the team's OC, leading Atlanta to a Top 10 passing attack in each year. He most recently spent three seasons as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, compiling a 19-29 overall record.

Mularkey also served as Falcons OC prior to Koetter, from 2008-11. He will now coach Atlanta's tight ends.

The former Florida Gator spent one year as the Jacksonville Jaguars head coach in 2011 before joining the Tennessee Titans coaching staff, first as a tight ends coach in 2014 then as an assistant head coach in 2015 before being named the Titans' head coach in 2016-17.

Koetter replaces outgoing offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian who, along with defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, were fired the day after the Falcons regular season ended.

Atlanta finished 2018 with a 7-9 record, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2015.