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Published on 02/23/2010 at Tue Feb 23 18:44.
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Brian Callahan

The Denver Broncos completed their 2010 coaching staff Tuesday with the addition of Brian Callahan, who will serve as a coaching assistant, the club announced.

The move rounds out another wild coaching offseason for the Broncos, highlighted by the departures of defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and longtime offensive assistants Bobby Turner and Rich Dennison.

Callahan, at the young age of 25, makes Denver his first stop in the professional coaching circuit after rapidly advancing through the college coaching ranks.  A recent graduate of UCLA (master’s in education, 2008), Callahan served as a coaching assistant for the Bruins from 2006-2007 before advancing to quarterbacks coach in 2008 and offensive coordinator in 2009.

And now, the club’s entire focus can be on free agency and the draft.  Press release after the jump.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos hired Brian Callahan as a coaching assistant, it was announced Tuesday.

This completes the Broncos’ 2010 coaching staff.

Callahan, 25, enters his fifth season of coaching and first in the NFL after previous stops in the collegiate and high school ranks.

He began his coaching career at UCLA in 2006 as a graduate assistant in the Bruins’ football operations department and also helped coach the defense. In 2007, he was responsible for breaking down UCLA opponents’ game video, aiding coaches with game preparation, directing the defensive scout team and breaking down opponents’ special teams units.

A former walk-on quarterback for the Bruins who earned a scholarship, Callahan received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from UCLA in 2006 before earning a master’s degree in education from the school in 2008.

Callahan spent the last two years coaching at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif., where he also held additional responsibilities as an assistant in its Academic Resource Center. He coached the school’s quarterbacks in 2008 before becoming offensive coordinator in 2009.

During his prep playing career at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., Callahan was part of the school’s national-record 151-game winning streak while playing with several future NFL players, including Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams and Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew.

Born on June 10, 1984, in Champaign, Ill., Callahan’s father, Bill, is the assistant head coach/offensive line for the New York Jets and has served as the head coach for the Oakland Raiders and the University of Nebraska.

  • MrEast

    UCLA hasn't had a successful quarterback since Tommy Maddox. Hopefully he doesn't bring that tradition over.

  • jonkrause

    This is what the Broncos need 2 get over the hump. Super Bowl in 2o1o!

    (Pardon my sarcasm, an assistant coach signing just doesn't make headlines, and seems like no big deal, but I think it is! [sarcasm] lol)

  • Mr. West

    He will have to learn how to gag in the playoffs, and there's no better place than Denver to learn that tradition.

  • SivNiz

    umm don't you mean the Chargers?

  • SoCal Den Fan

    I second that SivNiv

  • MrEast

    What I believe you mean is he will have to learn how to gag on the cusp of the playoffs.

    If you're gonna be a nay-sayer at least do it right.

  • WhidbeyBronco

    Here ya go Kyle I put both of em up over there… let me know what you think if ya have the time…

  • WhidbeyBronco

    Here ya go Kyle I put both of em up over there… let me know what you think if ya have the time…