Bio Blast: The Freddie Kitchens File

Get to know the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns

Daryl Ruiter
January 09, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Freddie Kitchens Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator

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Age: 44

Hometown: Gadsden, Alabama

College: Alabama – 3-year starter at quarterback; threw for 4,668 yards and 30 touchdowns for the Crimson Tide.

College coaching experience: 7 years

NFL experience: 13 years

Coaching background: offensive assistant at Glenville State University (1999), graduate assistant at LSU (2000), running backs coach at North Texas University (2001-03), tight ends coach at Mississippi State University (2004), running backs coach at Mississippi State University (2005), tight ends coach for Dallas Cowboys (2006), tight ends coach for Arizona Cardinals (2007-2012), quarterbacks coach for Arizona Cardinals (2013-16), running backs coach for Arizona Cardinals (2017), running backs coach/associate head coach for Cleveland Browns (2018), offensive coordinator for Cleveland Browns (2018), head coach for Cleveland Browns (2019-present).

Coaching tree: Bill Parcells, Ken Whisenhunt and Bruce Arians

Family: Kitchens and his wife have 2 daughters

Miscellaneous: Kitchens earned high school All-American honors and was named Mr. Football in the state of Alabama his senior season.