Bears hire Holt as offensive line coach

Bears hire Holt as offensive line coach
February 8, 2012, 10:43 pm
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The Bears have reached an agreement with Tim Holt to become the team's offensive line coach.

Holt, who has 17 years of football coaching experience, spent the last three with the Buccaneers. He was the team's offensive line coach in 2011. Holt has helped coach two Pro Bowlers along Tampa Bays offensive line: G Davin Joseph (2011) and LT Donald Penn (2010). Over those two seasons, Tampa Bays 4.5 yards per carry was the seventh best rushing average in the NFL.

Prior to joining the Buccaneers, Holt spent 14 seasons (1995-2008) coaching collegiately, including 10 working with offensive linemen. Holt started his collegiate coaching experience at his alma mater, Southern Connecticut State, in 1995, working two seasons as the tight endsassistant offensive line coach. He held the same position at Lehigh (1997-98) and Cornell (1999) before taking on the responsibility of running backs coach at Cornell in 2000. From 2001-03, Holt was the offensive line coachoffensive coordinator at American International before returning to his alma mater to coach the running backs for three seasons (2005-07). Holts last collegiate stop was Stonehill College in 2008 as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator.