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Shanahan's Son Kyle to Join Coaching Staff


Kyle Shanahan, the son of new Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan, is expected to join his father as a Redskins assistant coach.

During his introductory press conference on Wednesday, Mike Shanahan confirmed that Kyle would serve on his coaching staff.

It's expected that Kyle Shanahan will serve as offensive coordinator with the Redskins.

He served as offensive coordinator for the Houston Texans the last two seasons. He previously coached quarterbacks for the Texans in 2007 and wide receivers in 2006.

Last year, the Texans finished with the NFL's fourth-ranked offense, averaging 383.1 yards per game, and top-ranked passing offense, averaging 290.9 yards per game.

"I'm very proud of his work the last couple years, [although] I know they would have liked to have been in the playoffs," Mike Shanahan said. "But I'm looking forward to having him on our staff. I think he'll bring a lot to our football team."

Kyle Shanahan told the Houston Texans official team web site this week that he was eager to coach alongside his father.

Shanahan also has a connection to Redskins general manager Bruce Allen.

He joined Allen and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden as an offensive quality control coach in 2004-05. It was his first NFL coaching job.

"Bruce was very gracious, along with Jon Gruden, to give my son the opportunity to learn in the National Football League," Mike Shanahan said.

Prior to joining the NFL, Kyle Shanahan spent the 2003 season as a graduate assistant at UCLA.

In college, he played wide receiver at the University of Texas. He transferred to Texas from Duke University, where he also played wide receiver.

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