STAFF - Coaching Dan Campbell – Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends Dan Campbell enters his second season as the New Orleans Saints’ assistant head coach/tight ends, bringing 18 years of NFL experience, 11 as a player with four teams and seven as a coach. He joined the Saints in 2016 after spending six seasons on the Miami Dolphins, 2010-2015 (Head Coach last 12 games of 2015), including serving as the club’s interim head coach for the final 12 contests in 2015. In 2016, Campbell juggled several injuries at the position with Michael Hoomanawanui missing the entire season and Josh Hill missing seven contests. Despite the setbacks, the New Orleans tight ends group still played a key role in an offense that ranked first in the NFL with 426.0 total net yards per game and second in scoring with 29.3 points per game. Coby Fleener, in his first
season with New Orleans, appeared in 16 games with eight starts, catching 50 passes for 631 yards (12.6 avg.) with three touchdowns, while adding one rush for two yards and one TD. A third round selection (79th overall) of the New York Giants in the 1999 NFL draft, Campbell appeared in a total of 114 games and caught 91 passes for 934 yards and 11 touchdowns as a tight end. The Clifton, Texas native attended Texas A&M where he was a four-year letterwinner. PLAYING CAREER: Texas A&M, 1995-98; New York Giants, 1999-2002; Dallas Cowboys, 2003-05; Detroit Lions, 2006-08; New Orleans Saints, 2009. COACHING CAREER: Miami Dolphins, 2010-15; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.
Pete Carmichael – Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael is in his ninth season as the Saints’ offensive coordinator, guiding an attack that has been ranked first in the NFL in yardage in six of the last 11 seasons and in the top six each campaign. During Carmichael’s tenure on the New Orleans coaching staff, the club’s 11-year streak of finishing in the top 10 in offense is the third-longest since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. In 2016, the Saints offense ranked first in the NFL, with the club also finishing first in passing offense, third down efficiency, first downs and yards after catch. The club posted the third-highest scoring season in club history, ranking second in the NFL (29.3 ppg).
The team’s 6,816 total yards gained on the season was the seventh-highest total in league history. Born Oct. 6, 1971 in Framingham, Mass., Carmichael attended Medway (Mass.) High School where he played football and baseball. He went on to a collegiate career in baseball and was a four-year letterman at Boston College. He graduated with a degree in mathematics in 1994. COACHING CAREER: New Hampshire, 1994; Louisiana Tech, 1995-99; Cleveland Browns, 2000; Washington Redskins, 2001; San Diego Chargers, 2002-05; New Orleans Saints, 2006-.
Ronald Curry – Assistant Wide Receivers Ronald Curry enters his second season with the New Orleans Saints and first in his current position where he will work with Curtis Johnson in tutoring the club’s wideouts. Entering his 12th season in the NFL overall, Curry spent 2013-15 as a member of the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff and also enjoyed a seven-year NFL career as a wideout for the Oakland Raiders. In his three years with the 49ers, Curry served as wide receivers coach in 2015 and as an offensive assistant working from 2013-14. Curry was originally selected in the seventh round (235th overall) by the Oakland Raiders in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played
in 76 career games with 32 starts and registered 193 receptions for 2,347 yards and 13 touchdowns. A four-year starter at the University of North Carolina (1998-2001), where he played quarterback, Curry left Chapel Hill with school records of 4,987 passing yards and 6,236 yards of total offense in his career. PLAYING CAREER: North Carolina, 1998-2001; Oakland Raiders, 2002-08. COACHING CAREER: Mooresville Christian Academy (Head Coach), 2010-12; San Francisco 49ers, 2013-15; New Orleans Saints, 2016-.
Dan Dalrymple – Head Strength & Conditioning Dan Dalrymple has been a key member of the Saints since arriving in 2006. His responsibilities and influence in the weight room and on the field remain constant throughout the entire year. The efforts of Dalrymple and his staff have played a key role in the club’s success. His routines, focused on building and maintaining strength and stamina while minimizing injuries, have paid dividends. Since 2006, New Orleans has put together 12 winning streaks of three games or more. 17 players have been selected to the Pro Bowl during his tenure, 12 for the first time in their careers.
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Prior to joining the Saints, Dalrymple spent the previous 17 seasons in a similar capacity at Miami University (Ohio), including the last 16 as director of athletic conditioning, a program he built from its foundation. He was promoted with the additional title of assistant athletic director in 2003. A 1988 graduate of Miami, Dalrymple was a four-year starter (1983-86) as an offensive lineman and was a first-team All-MAC selection his final two seasons, also earning honorable mention All-America accolades. PLAYING CAREER: Miami (Ohio), 1983-86. COACHING CAREER: Miami (Ohio), 19872005; New Orleans Saints, 2006-.