Kirk Olivadotti, who spent 11 years with the Washington Redskins in a variety of roles, will return to the team as its inside linebackers coach, it announced Thursday.
Olivadotti, 40, spent the last three seasons at Georgia, where he coached the team’s inside linebackers. He first began working with the Redskins in 2000, where he worked as a defensive and special teams assistant before coaching the defensive line in 2006 and the linebackers from 2007 through 2009.
He did not have positional responsibilities in 2010, coach Mike Shanahan’s first year with the Redskins, and accepted a job at Georgia following the season.
Olivadotti’s hiring seems to be the last for an assistant coach on the defensive side under coach Jay Gruden. The team hired Brian Baker to be its outside linebackers coach on Wednesday and kept defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, defensive line coach Jacob Burney and defensive backs coach Raheem Morris from last year’s staff.
The team is still in need of a running backs coach, quarterbacks coach, wide receivers coach and tight ends coach. It’s possible that Sean McVay, who was recently promoted from tight ends coach to offensive coordinator, could hold the responsibility of coaching a position as well.
Olivadotti’s hiring was first reported by The Macon Telegraph on Wednesday.