The Washington Redskins announced Jan. 17 that Kirk Olivadotti has been named linebackers coach.
Olivadotti has spent his entire seven-year NFL career with the Redskins organization. He joined the team in 2000 as a quality control coach, as well as assisting with the defensive backs. In 2004, in addition to serving as the defensive quality control coach, he assisted Danny Smith with the Redskins special team's unit.
This past season, Olivadotti worked with the defensive line and continued to assist with special teams.
"Kirk is an extremely bright young coach that has earned this opportunity," said Head Coach Joe Gibbs. "He has proven himself with every step he has taken with the Redskins and he will provide continuity to our linebacker position."
Olivadotti's coaching career began at the collegiate level, working with wide receivers and tight ends at Maine Maritime for one season (1997), before moving on to Indiana State for two years (1998-99), and then St. Joe's before moving to the NFL.
"I appreciate the opportunities Mr. Snyder and the Redskins organization have provided me over the past seven years," said Olivadotti. "I look forward to taking on the new responsibilities that come with this position and the chance to work under Coach Gibbs and Coach Williams."