Vikings add Dom Capers to staff

The Minnesota Vikings have added Dom Capers to the coaching staff as
senior defensive assistant, the team announced today.

Capers enters his 33rd season as an NFL coach and his first season with the Vikings as Minnesota’s senior defensive assistant in 2020. He most recently served as the Jacksonville Jaguars senior defensive assistant during the 2019 season.

In 2019, Capers assisted a Jacksonville defense that ranked fourth overall in sacks per pass play (8.3%) and tied for 13th in the NFL in defensive fourth down efficiency (45.5%). Under Capers’ tutelage, Jaguars defensive ends Calais Campbell, Josh Allen and Yannick Ngakoue emerged as one of the NFL’s best pass-rushing trios. Campbell was selected to the Pro Bowl for a third time in as many seasons and was recognized with the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his off-the-field efforts. As a rookie, Allen led the team with 10.5 sacks, the most among all NFL rookies in 2019.

Capers’ 32-year NFL coaching career includes 25 seasons as a defensive coordinator or head coach. He spent four seasons as head coach of the Carolina Panthers (1995-98) and five years as head coach of the Houston Texans (2001-05), both NFL expansion teams. He has also held defensive coordinator duties for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1992-94), Jacksonville Jaguars (1999-2000), Miami Dolphins (2006-07) and Green Bay Packers (2009-
17).

Current Vikings Coaching Staff:

Mike Zimmer……………………Head Coach
Gary Kubiak …………………….Offensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach
Marwan Maalouf ………………Special Teams Coordinator
Andre Patterson……………….Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line
Adam Zimmer ………………….Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
Dom Capers…………………….Senior Defensive Assistant
Rick Dennison………………….Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator
Ryan Ficken…………………….Assistant Special Teams
Andrew Janocko ………………Wide Receivers
Christian Jones ………………..Offensive Quality Control
Daronte Jones …………………Defensive Backs
Derik Keyes …………………….Assistant Strength and Conditioning
Klint Kubiak……………………..Quarterbacks
Chaz Mahle……………………..Assistant Strength and Conditioning
Brian Pariani ……………………Tight Ends
AC Patterson …………………..Offensive Quality Control
Kennedy Polamalu……………Running Backs
Nick Rallis ……………………….Defensive Quality Control
Phil Rauscher ………………….Assistant Offensive Line
Mark Uyeyama…………………Director of Competition Development

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