The Cincinnati Bengals roll on with their underdog and Cinderella story, all the way to a Super Bowl 56 date with Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Feb. 13. Quarterback Joe Burrow and the Bengals advanced to Super Bowl LVI with three thrilling playoff victories after a 10-7 regular season record and the No. 4 seed in the AFC.
Let's dive into the 19-person coaching staff that led Cincinnati to its first Super Bowl appearance in more than three decades.
Who is the Bengals Head Coach?
Zac Taylor is the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. Taylor took over as head coach of the franchise before the 2019 season, leading to Bengals to a 16-32-1 overall record in 49 career games. This year's Super Bowl is impressive considering the Bengals were in a full rebuild when Taylor took over at the helm, going just 2-14 in his first season.
Taylor is quite familiar with his Super Bowl opponent, the Los Angeles Rams. His previous coaching stop was in Los Angeles where he worked under Rams head coach Sean McVay as a quarterbacks coach in 2018 and assistant wide receivers coach in 2017.
Taylor also worked as an offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins in 2015, before a brief stop as the OC of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats.
Bengals Offensive Coordinator: Brian Callahan
Brian Callahan has been the offensive coordinator for the Bengals during Taylor's entire tenure. He had previous stops as a quarterbacks coach and offensive assistant dating back to 2010, with stops at the Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders.
Callahan has helped unleash the power of quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase. Burrow threw for 4,611 yards and 34 TDs this year while Chase finished third in the NFL with 13 TDs and fourth with 1,455 receiving yards as a rookie.
Bengals Defensive Coordinator: Lou Anarumo
Lou Anarumo is the defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals, working on Zac Taylor's staff since the beginning in 2019. He's worked various coaching gigs in the NFL since 2012 after a long tenure of working in college football that dates back to 1989. Anarumo was a defensive backs coach for both the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins.
Bengals Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Zac Taylor
Offensive Coordinator: Brian Callahan
Defensive Coordinator: Lou Anarumo
Special Teams Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach: Darrin Simmons
Assistant Special Teams Coach: Colt Anderson
Tight Ends Coach: James Casey
Defensive Quality Control: Louie Cioffi
Senior Defensive Assistant: Mark Duffner
Linebackers Coach: Al Golden
Running Backs Coach: Justin Hill
Defensive Line Coach: Marion Hobby
Secondary/Cornerbacks Coach: Steve Jackson
Defensive Quality Control: Jordan Kovacs
Assistant Wide Receivers Coach: Brad Kragthorpe
Secondary/Safeties Coach: Robert Livingston
Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Ben Martin
Quarterbacks Coach: Dan Pitcher
Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator: Frank Pollack
Wide Receivers Coach: Troy Walters
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