Reporting Daryl Ruiter
CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Browns named Bobby Babich as their assistant defensive backs coach and Daron Roberts as their defensive quality control coach Tuesday afternoon.
Defensive coordinator Ray Horton, who was introduced Tuesday morning, confirmed the hiring of Babich and Roberts following his press conference.
Also the team announced that Shawn Mennenga, a special teams assistant, will be retained from last year’s staff.
“Shawn and Chris (Tabor) have a great chemistry and I felt it was important to keep that continuity on special teams,” head coach Rob Chudzinski said in a satement released by the team. “I got to know Bobby well during our time together in Carolina and see him as an outstanding young coach. Daron is an extremely bright individual and will greatly support our defensive staff.
“I know all three of them will be tremendous assets to the Browns.”
Babich, who began his coaching career in 2006 as a graduate assistant at Kent State University, spent the past two seasons with the Carolina Panthers as a defensive assistant (2012) and administrative assistant for the coaching staff (2011).
Roberts spent the past two seasons at West Virginia University, first coaching the wide receivers/special teams returners (2011) and then the cornerbacks (2012). Prior to West Virginia, Roberts spent two seasons (2009-10) as the Detroit Lions’ assistant secondary coach.
Chudzinski is still looking for an inside linebacker coach and running backs coach to round out his staff.