FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – After hiring Dirk Koetter to take over as offensive coordinator and Ben Kotwica to be special teams coordinator on Tuesday, Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn announced more changes he’s made to his staff.
Those changes include Kyle Flood, Dave Brock and Bernie Parmalee.
Flood will take on a new position created by Quinn to assist him with his game-management duties, player development and a number of other areas. Flood previously served as Atlanta’s assistant offensive line coach since the 2017 season. Prior to joining the Falcons, Flood was the head coach at Rutgers University from 2012-15.
With Quinn taking on the duties of defensive play-calling, part of his decision to do such was ensuring he would have someone on his staff assigned to assisting him with the duties that come with being a head coach on gameday, (i.e. clock management, replay, etc.)
After two seasons coaching the wide receivers, Brock is now Atlanta’s running backs coach. Before his time with the Falcons, Brock was the head coach at the University of Delaware for four years (2013-2016) after serving as the offensive coordinator for Rutgers in 2012. He has over 29 years of collegiate coaching experience.
Parmalee is moving from running backs coach to assistant special teams coach.
Parmalee’s “passion” for coaching special teams was evident to Quinn in his first year with the Falcons. In addition to his duties as running backs coach, Parmalee was present in every special teams meeting last season.
A former running back for the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets, Parmalee also made his mark as a special teams player returning 16 kickoffs for 289 yards and recorded 123 tackles.