Washington Redskins Promote Mike McDaniel to WR Coach

February 23, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Washington Redskins have promoted from within as the team announced on their website this afternoon that current offensive assistant Mike McDaniel the new wide receivers coach. McDaniel joined the organization in 2011 and has a history with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
The 29-year-old McDaniel was a member of the Yale Bulldogs receiving corps while in college from 2001-04, however a search for statistics as a player produced no results.  After college, he was a coaching intern with the Denver Broncos while current Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was with the club.
He joined the Houston Texans in 2006 as an offensive assistant coach, again forging a relationship with a current member of the Redskins organization as current Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was moving up the coaching ranks with the Texans.
A mentor-protege relationship may have developed between Kyle Shanahan and McDaniel as Shanahan moved from wide receiver coach in 2006...

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