Rob Chudzinski

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Rob Chudzinski
Carolina Panthers
Date of birth:(1968-05-12) May 12, 1968 (age 44)
Place of birth:Toledo, Ohio
Career information
Status:Active
Position(s):Offensive coordinator
College:Miami
Organizations
 As coach:
1994-1995

1996-2000

2001-2003

2004

2005-2006

2007-2008

2009-2010


2011-present
University of Miami
(Graduate assistant)
University of Miami
(Tight ends coach)
University of Miami
(Offensive coordinator)
Cleveland Browns
(Tight ends coach)
San Diego Chargers
(Tight ends coach)
Cleveland Browns
(Offensive coordinator),
San Diego Chargers
(Tight ends coach/Assistant head coach)
Carolina Panthers
(Offensive coordinator)
 
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Rob Chudzinski
Carolina Panthers
Date of birth:(1968-05-12) May 12, 1968 (age 44)
Place of birth:Toledo, Ohio
Career information
Status:Active
Position(s):Offensive coordinator
College:Miami
Organizations
 As coach:
1994-1995

1996-2000

2001-2003

2004

2005-2006

2007-2008

2009-2010


2011-present
University of Miami
(Graduate assistant)
University of Miami
(Tight ends coach)
University of Miami
(Offensive coordinator)
Cleveland Browns
(Tight ends coach)
San Diego Chargers
(Tight ends coach)
Cleveland Browns
(Offensive coordinator),
San Diego Chargers
(Tight ends coach/Assistant head coach)
Carolina Panthers
(Offensive coordinator)

Robert A. "Chud" Chudzinski (born May 12, 1968 in Toledo, Ohio) is an American football coach. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers.[1]

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Playing career

Chudzinski attended St. John's Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio. He went on to play college football at the University of Miami from 1986–1990, winning a national championship with the Canes in 1987, and again in 1989. He was a three-year starter at tight end for Miami.

Coaching career

College

From 1994-2003, Chudzinski coached at his alma mater, the University of Miami. He spent his first two years as a graduate assistant. He then served as the tight ends coach from 1996-2000. From 2001-2003, he served as both the tight ends coach and offensive coordinator. In 2001, the Hurricanes won the national championship. A year later, the Canes offense set school records for points, total yards and rushing touchdowns. During his tenure at the University of Miami he coached three All-American tight ends: Bubba Franks, Jeremy Shockey, and Kellen Winslow II. He has coached both Winslow (Cleveland Browns) and Shockey (Carolina Panthers) in the NFL as well.

National Football League

Chudzinski served as the tight ends coach and interim offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns in 2004. In 2005, Chudzinski was hired as the tight ends coach of the San Diego Chargers. With the Chargers, he coached All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates. In 2007, Chudzinski was named the offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns.[2] That year the Browns ranked eighth overall on offense, sent 4 offensive players to the Pro Bowl, and finished 2nd in the AFC North with a record of 10-6, their most wins since 1994. However, after the 2008 season Chudzinski was replaced by Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator, following the firing of Browns head coach Romeo Crennel and the hiring of new head coach Eric Mangini. In 2009, Chudzinski returned to the San Diego Chargers as the tight ends coach and assistant head coach.

In 2011, Chudzinski was named the Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator. He took one of the league's worst offenses in 2010 and transformed it into one of the top 10 offenses in 2011. The Panthers finished seventh overall in the league on offense, fifth in points scored, and set a new franchise record for total yards in a season.

Coaching tree

NFL head coaches under whom Chudzinski has served:

References

Preceded by
Terry Robiskie
Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinators
2004 (interim)
Succeeded by
Maurice Carthon
Preceded by
Jeff Davidson
Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinators
2007-2008
Succeeded by
Brian Daboll
Preceded by
Jeff Davidson
Carolina Panthers Offensive Coordinators
2011-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent