Pep Hamilton

Pep Hamilton
Cleveland Browns
Position: Associate Head Coach - Offense
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-09-19) September 19, 1974
Place of birth: Charlotte, North Carolina
Career information
High school: West Charlotte (NC)
College: Howard
Career history
As coach:
Coaching stats at PFR

Alfonza "Pep" Hamilton (born September 19, 1974) is an American football coach who is the current associate head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL).

College career

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina who graduated from West Charlotte High School, Hamilton played quarterback from 1993 to 1996 at Howard University. While at Howard, Hamilton earned the team's scholar-athlete award in 1995 and 1996.[1]

Coaching career

Early career

Hamilton started his coaching career at Howard University, where he served as the team's quarterbacks coach before becoming the team's offensive coordinator. Hamilton coached in the National Football League for the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers before taking a position as quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears on March 5, 2007.[1]

College coaching

In 2010, Hamilton was hired by the University of New Mexico Lobos after Tee Martin left for the Kentucky Wildcats and was named co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach. However, after Ron Turner left Stanford for the Indianapolis Colts, Hamilton left New Mexico and before the start of the season to be the wide receivers coach at Stanford.[2] In 2011, he was promoted to offensive coordinator under new head coach David Shaw.[1]

Indianapolis Colts

In 2013, Hamilton was named as the new offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts, after former OC Bruce Arians left to become the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. The move reunited Hamilton with former Stanford starting quarterback Andrew Luck, tight end Coby Fleener, and wide receiver Griff Whalen.[3] On December 30, 2014 the Oakland Raiders interviewed Hamilton concerning their coaching vacancy, however opted to hire Jack Del Rio.[4]

On November 3, 2015 the Colts fired Hamilton.[5]

Cleveland Browns

In January 2016, Hamilton was named as the associate head coach--offense for the Cleveland Browns.[6]



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