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Published on 01/27/2011 at Thu Jan 27 09:26.
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Former Denver Broncos linebacker Keith Burns dances during stretches at mini-camp in August of 2006. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

The Denver Broncos announced two more coaches on Thursday morning, completing Head Coach John Fox’s 2011 coaching staff.

The club named Keith Burns assistant special teams coach and Sam Garnes assistant secondary coach.

Coaching with the Carolina Panthers last season, Garnes played seven seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants and Jets.  A former special teams standout for the Broncos, Burns won two Super Bowls with Denver during his eleven years with the team as a player.  He now enters his fifth year with the team as a coach.

Official press release after the jump.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox finalized his coaching staff for the 2011 season on Thursday after naming Keith Burns assistant special teams coach and Sam Garnes assistant secondary coach.

Keith Burns (Assistant Special Teams): Burns enters his fifth season coaching the Broncos’ special teams after a 13-year playing career in which he became one of the most accomplished special teams players in the NFL. Burns, who played linebacker for the Broncos for 11 seasons (1994-98, ‘00-03, ’05-06), was born on May 16, 1972.

Sam Garnes (Assistant Secondary): Garnes enters his first year with the Broncos after spending 2010 with Carolina as a special teams assistant. After a seven-year playing career as a safety for the New York Giants (1997-2001) and New York Jets (2002-03), he coached with several teams, including in NFL Europe and the UFL. He was born on July 12, 1974.

DENVER BRONCOS 2011 COACHING STAFF

Coach Position

NFL Exp.

John Fox Head Coach

23

Dennis Allen Defensive Coordinator

10

Mike McCoy Offensive Coordinator

12

Jeff Rodgers Special Teams Coordinator

8

Clancy Barone Tight Ends

8

Keith Burns Assistant Special Teams

5

Brian Callahan Quality Control-Offense

2

Sam Garnes Assistant Secondary

2

Adam Gase Quarterbacks

7

Justin Lovett Assistant Strength & Conditioning

3

Dave Magazu Offensive Line

9

Ron Milus Secondary

12

Wayne Nunnely Defensive Line

17

Jay Rodgers Quality Control-Defense

3

Greg Saporta Assistant Strength & Conditioning

17

Richard Smith Linebackers

24

Eric Studesville Running Backs

15

Tyke Tolbert Wide Receivers

9

Rich Tuten Strength & Conditioning

17

  • http://broncotalk.net Kyle

    A lot of experience on this coaching staff. Glad they kept some Broncos assistants like Gase, Burns, and Nunnely.

  • Vince_marine

    If you notice the majority of the experience is on the defensive side of the ball. This is what we needed! Well done Fox!

  • TheTroglodyte

    Too bad Wink got chopped. Wish we could have kept him on in some capacity as he really got the raw end of everything over the last year.

  • areferee

    OOH-rah!

  • areferee

    Agreed. We'll see him again. Probably when we play the Giants, or (god forbid), the Raiders, who still need their DC.

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  • http://Facebook.com/BroncosZone Jon

    Didn't Wink come from Oakland? I think he used to be there LB coach

  • areferee

    Yes, and he interviewed for their HC in 2009.

  • http://Facebook.com/BroncosZone Jon

    Saw that on wiki … I'm not surprised there are teams out there that are interested in him.

  • http://Facebook.com/BroncosZone Jon

    Saw that on wiki … I'm not surprised there are teams out there that are interested in him.