Two more Alouettes assistants added to Bears coaching staff

Two more Alouettes assistants added to Bears coaching staff
January 29, 2013, 7:15 pm
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Two more members of the Montreal Alouettes coaching staff are coming to Halas Hall. On Tuesday, the Chicago Bears announced that they hired Brendan Nugent and Carson Walch to serve as offensive quality control coaches.

For both Nugent and Walch, serving under Trestman in Montreal represented their first coaching jobs in professional football. Walch was hired by the Alouettes in 2010 as a special teams quality control coach, and was promoted to be the wide receivers coach prior to last season. 2012 was the first year on the Alouettes for Nugent, where he also oversaw offensive quality control in addition to assisting on special teams.

Prior to joining the Alouettes, Walch had two separate stints serving as an assistant at Winona State, his alma mater, as well as the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, and Dakota State. During his last two years before moving on to Montreal in 2010, Walch was the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Winona State.

Nugent’s move to the Alouettes in 2012 ended a five-year run as the running backs and tight ends coach at William & Mary. Prior to that, he got two years of FBS football experience as an offensive undergraduate assistant at Iowa starting in 2005.

With tight ends coach Andy Bischoff, assistant offensive line coach Pat Meyer and assistant defensive line coach Michael Sinclair already in place, the number of assistant coaches that have been migrated from Marc Trestman’s 2012 Alouettes coaching staff is now at five.