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GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers have hired Rich Bisaccia as special teams coordinator, Head Coach Matt LaFleur announced Tuesday.

The announcement has been widely anticipated after the Packers special teams unit ranked near the bottom of NFL teams this past season, highlighted by multiple blunders during the Packers’ playoff loss to the 49ers.

The hire has been widely praised as a significant upgrade to the special teams unit and a key addition to a staff that saw two top assistants move on to other teams following the end of the Packers’ season.

Bisaccia most recently served as interim head coach for the Las Vegas Raiders in October and led the Raiders to their first postseason appearance since 2017.

Bisaccia brings 38 years of coaching experience to the Packers, including 20 seasons in the NFL as a special teams coordinator with the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders (2018-21), Dallas Cowboys (2013-17), San Diego Chargers (2011-12) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-10).

He comes to Green Bay after working as the assistant head coach/special teams coordinator for the Raiders since 2018. Overall, he has held the title of associate head coach or assistant head coach for 11 years in the NFL, including each of the last seven seasons.

In Bisaccia’s five seasons with the Cowboys, he helped the special teams rank No. 5 in kickoff return average (24.2) after Dallas ranked No. 29 in 2012. Over his two years in San Diego, the Chargers ranked No. 13 in net punting average (39.4) after being last in the league in the category (28.7) in 2010.

Bisaccia helped Tampa Bay win Super Bowl XXXVII in his first season as an NFL coach and guided three players to Pro Bowl honors (P Josh Bidwell, LS Dave Moore and KR Clifton Smith) in addition to 13 NFC Player of the Week awards and four NFC Player of the Month awards during his time with the Buccaneers.

Prior to entering the NFL coaching ranks in 2002, Bisaccia spent 19 seasons coaching at the collegiate level with stops at the University of Mississippi (1999-2001), Clemson University (1994-98), the University of South Carolina (1988-93) and Wayne State University (1983-87). A native of Yonkers, N.Y., Bisaccia attended Yankton College in South Dakota from 1979-1982 and was a four-year starter at defensive back.



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