The Washington Redskins announced Wednesday they have hired Brian Baker, formerly of the Cleveland Browns, to serve as their outside linebackers coach.
Baker, 51, played at Maryland from 1980 through 1983 and was a student coach and graduate assistant for the following two seasons. After graduating from the university in 1985, he spent the next 10 seasons as a college assistant before moving to the NFL, where he has coached the defensive line for the better part of the last 18 years.
He spent only one season with the Browns, where he was hired last year after two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He has also coached for the San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers.
Baker is the first assistant coach the Redskins have hired since coach Jay Gruden was hired on Jan. 9. They announced earlier Wednesday that Sean McVay, formerly the team’s tight ends coach, had been hired to serve as the offensive coordinator.