Colts Hiring College Offensive Coordinator as New Tight Ends Coach

Tyler Maher
The Indianapolis Colts hired another new coach on Monday.
The Indianapolis Colts hired another new coach on Monday. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Indianapolis Colts continued to rebuild their coaching staff this offseason by bringing back a familiar face.

Tom Manning will rejoin the Colts as their tight ends coach, reclaiming the position he held with the team in 2018.

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Manning, 39, was originally brought in during the first year of Frank Reich's regime. Reich was fired last season, however, so Manning will now work with new head coach Shane Steichen.

After lasting just one year with Indy his first time around, the Colts are hopeful he'll stay longer this time. Manning returned to Iowa State after the 2018 campaign, where he was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2021. He had just accepted a new position as the University of Cincinnati's OC last month before the NFL came calling, causing him to change his mind.

Manning seems to believe he will click better with Steichen than he did with Reich. Perhaps he also feels better prepared for the NFL now after getting some additional coaching experience under his belt at the college level.

Manning and the rest of Indy's revamped coaching staff will try to help get the Colts back on track after a disastrous 4-12-1 campaign.

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