Skins hire Wachenheim

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The Redskins have hired Liberty offensive coordinator Scott Wachenheim as tight ends coach, replacing Rennie Simmons who retired last month.

Wachenheim hasn’t coached in the NFL, unlike Redskins offensive quality control coach Bill Khayat, who was also a finalist for the position. However, Wachenheim has spent more time with coach Jim Zorn than Khayat since he was an assistant at Utah State in 1992-93 when Zorn was the Aggies’ offensive coordinator.

Wachenheim, an offensive lineman at Air Force, has also coached at Rice, Arkansas and Colorado. He spent the past three seasons at Liberty. He inherits Pro Bowl tight end Chris Cooley as well as solid veteran backup Todd Yoder and Fred Davis, a second-round pick in 2008.

- David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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