Joe Whitt, Jr.
Current position
Title Cornerbacks coach
Team Green Bay Packers
Personal information
Place of birth Auburn, Alabama
Alma mater Auburn University
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
2000–2001

2002

2003–2006

2007

2008

2009–present
Auburn
(Student Assistant-Receivers)
The Citadel
(Wide Receivers)
Louisville
(Cornerbacks/Recruiting Coordinator)
Atlanta Falcons
(Assistant Defensive Backs)
Green Bay Packers
(Defensive Quality Control)
Green Bay Packers
(Cornerbacks)

Joe Whitt, Jr. (born in Auburn, Alabama) is currently the cornerbacks coach of the Green Bay Packers. After the majority of the defensive coaching staff was fired after a disappointing 2008 season,[1] He was one of only two defensive coaches retained by the Packers. He was then officially announced by the Packers that he was promoted from his defensive quality control position to his current cornerbacks coach on February 3 of 2009 after speculation by the media. Whitt, Jr. has also spent time with the Atlanta Falcons in 2007 as an Assistant Defensive Backs coach. Whitt attended Auburn High School, graduating in 1997, and was a walk-on wide receiver for the Auburn University Tigers football team the following season before earning a scholarship. When an injury ended his playing career, Whitt became a student assistant at Auburn University. After completing a degree in communications in 2001, Whitt was hired as wide receivers coach at The Citadel, before moving on to become cornerbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Louisville under head coach Bobby Petrino in 2003. In 2006, Whitt moved with Petrino to the Falcons.[2]

References

  1. Green Bay Packers Fire Six Coaches January 5, 2009
  2. Green Bay Packers, Joe Whitt, Jr., retrieved January 13, 2009.


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