BEREA -- More news surfacing from the Cleveland Browns as the team has named Brian Baker as their outside linebackers coach and Jon Embree as tight ends coach.
"Brian's addition to our staff gives us another coach with extensive NFL experience," says Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski. "His players have consistently achieved a great deal of success and he has coached numerous Pro Bowl-caliber players. He has coached in several defensive schemes in his career and that versatility will be valuable as he works with Ray (Horton) and the rest of our defensive staff."
Baker has 29 years of coaching experience, including 17 on the professional level. He spent the last two seasons as the defensive line coach with the Dallas Cowboys after two seasons in the same position with the Carolina Panthers.
Baker made his NFL coaching debut in 1996 with the San Diego Charges after spending 12 years on the collegiate level.
A native of Baltimore, Baker also played outside linebacker at the University of Maryland from 1981-1983.
Embree brings 21 years of coaching experience to the table, spending the last two as head coach at the University of Colorado where he spent 17 total years in a variety of roles. From 2006-2008, Embree served as the tight ends coach with the Kansas City Chiefs.
"Jon is an outstanding football coach, and he has proven himself at the collegiate and NFL levels," Chudzinski says. "He has coached some outstanding players in this league, and has also been instrumental in developing players in college who have gone on to productive pro careers. We believe he can have a great impact on our tight ends, and I look forward to working with him."
Brian Baker's coaching background:
1984-1985: University of Maryland, outside linebackers
1986: Army, fullbacks
1987-1994: Georgia Tech, linebackers
1995: Georgia Tech, defensive coordinator/linebackers
1996: San Diego Chargers, defensive line
1997-2000: Detroit Lions, defensive line
2001: Minnesota Vikings, defensive line
2002-2003: Minnesota Vikings, linebackers
2004-2005: Minnesota Vikings, defensive line
2006-2008: St. Louis Rams, defensive line
2009-2010: Carolina Panthers, defensive line
2011-2012: Dallas Cowboys, defensive line
2013: Cleveland Browns, outside linebackers
Jon Embree's coaching background:
1991: University of Colorado, volunteer assistant
1992: Douglas County High School, receivers/tight ends
1993-1994: University of Colorado, tight ends
1995-1998: University of Colorado, defensive ends
1999-2000: University of Colorado, tight ends
2001-2002: University of Colorado, wide receivers, kickers
2003: UCLA, assistant head coach/wide receivers
2004-2005: UCLA, assistant head coach/tight ends
2006-2008: Kansas City Chiefs, tight ends
2010: Washington Redskins, tight ends
2011-2012: University of Colorado, head coach
2013: Cleveland Browns, tight ends