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Chuck Bresnahan
Personal information
Date of birth (1960-09-08) September 8, 1960 (age 59)
Place of birth Springfield, Massachusetts
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1986-1987

1988-1991

1992-1993


1994-1995

1996-1997

1998-1999

2000-2003

2004

2005-2007

2009

2010

2011

2013
U.S. Naval Academy
(assistant coach)
Georgia Tech
(assistant coach)
Maine
(defensive coordinator)
(linebackers coach)
Cleveland Browns
(linebackers coach)
Indianapolis Colts
(linebackers coach)
Oakland Raiders
(defensive backs coach)
Oakland Raiders
(defensive coordinator)
Cincinnati Bengals
(defensive assistant)
Cincinnati Bengals
(defensive coordinator)
Florida Tuskers
(linebackers coach)
Florida Tuskers
(defensive coordinator)
Oakland Raiders
(defensive coordinator)
South Florida
(defensive coordinator)

Charles "Chuck" Bresnahan (pronounced "BREZ-nuh-han"; born September 8, 1960) is an American football coach.

He began his coaching career at the Navy under Elliott Uzelac in 1986. He was later an assistant coach for the 1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team that won the UPI National Championship under head coach Bobby Ross. After he was the defensive coordinator for the Maine Black Bears from 1992 to 1993, he spent four seasons as the linebackers coach for the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He was the Oakland Raiders' defensive backs coach from 1998 to 1999 before he was promoted to defensive coordinator and spent 2000 to 2003 in the role.

Bresnahan joined the Cincinnati Bengals' coaching staff in 2004 as a defensive assistant coach, and was promoted to defensive coordinator on January 9, 2005. He was fired on January 2, 2008, after the team went 7–9 in the regular season. During Bresnahan's tenure, the Bengals ranked 28th, 30th, and 25th in yards allowed, out of 32 teams.[1] He spent 2009 and 2010 as the linebackers coach and defensive coordinator, respectively, of the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. He was hired by the Oakland Raiders as their defensive coordinator in 2011, but was not retained following the season.[2]

On January 10, 2013, he was hired to serve as defensive coordinator, under newly hired head coach Willie Taggart, at the University of South Florida.

PersonalEdit

Bresnahan and his wife Erin have four daughters.

His father Tom Bresnahan, was a longtime football coach, where he spent sixteen years as an NFL assistant, including with the Buffalo Bills, where he coached in their four straight Super Bowl appearances.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pro Football Reference Cincinnati Bengals Franchise Encyclopedia
  2. Tafur, Vittorio (January 5, 2012). "Bresnahan officially unofficially "fired"". SFGate.com. http://blog.sfgate.com/raiders/2012/01/05/bresnahan-officially-unofficially-fired/. Retrieved 2012-01-07.
Preceded by
Willie Shaw
Oakland Raiders Defensive Coordinators
2000-2003
Succeeded by
Rob Ryan
Preceded by
Leslie Frazier
Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Coordinators
2005-2007
Succeeded by
Mike Zimmer
Preceded by
John Marshall
Oakland Raiders Defensive Coordinators
2011
Succeeded by
Jason Tarver
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