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Eagan, Minn. (January 14, 2019) – The Minnesota Vikings have named Gary Kubiak assistant head coach/offensive advisor, Brian Pariani tight ends coach and Klint Kubiak quarterbacks coach.

Gary Kubiak (koo-bee-ack) brings 24 years of NFL coaching experience, including 10 as a head coach, to the Vikings staff. Prior to joining the Vikings, he spent the last two seasons as senior personnel advisor for the Denver Broncos. Kubiak was with the Broncos franchise for 24 overall seasons, including nine seasons as a quarterback (1983-91), 11 seasons as offensive coordinator (1995-2005) two seasons as the Broncos’ head coach (2015-16) and the past two seasons as a senior personnel advisor. Kubiak’s clubs have appeared in nine conference championship games and seven Super Bowls as a player or coach, and he has been part of four World Championship staffs during his career. Before leading Denver to a win in Super Bowl 50 in his initial season as the Broncos head coach in 2015, he served as offensive coordinator for the back-to-back Super Bowl-champion Broncos in 1997-98 and as quarterbacks coach for the 49ers’ Super Bowl championship team in 1994.

The Broncos’ 24-10 win against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 made Kubiak just the fourth head coach in league annals to win a World Championship in his first year as head coach of a team. After appearing in three Super Bowls for Denver in the late 1980s, Kubiak also became the first individual to win a Super Bowl as head coach of a team he played for.

In his 10 seasons as a head coach—eight with Houston (2006-13) and two with Denver (2015- 16)—Kubiak compiled an 82-75 (.522) regular-season record and a 5-2 (.714) postseason mark. His 319 combined wins as an NFL player (81), assistant coach (151) and head coach (87) ranked second among active head coaches when he retired from coaching following the 2016 season. Selected by the Broncos in the eighth round (197th overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft from Texas A&M, Kubiak appeared in 119 regular-season games during his nine-year playing career in Denver. He finished his Broncos career completing 173 of 298 passes (58.1%) for 1,920 yards with 14 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Kubiak led the Broncos to a 3-2 record in five career starts filling in for quarterback John Elway and was part of five division titles, four conference championship appearances and three Super Bowl berths from 1983-91.

Brian Pariani (PEAR-ee-ah-nee) joins the Vikings coaching staff with over 20 years of experience coaching tight ends. From 1994-2016, Pariani worked every season alongside Gary Kubiak, for the exception of the 2005 season, when Pariani worked at Syracuse University. Pariani previously coached the tight ends position with Denver from 1995-2004 and again from 2015-16. He also spent time as the tight ends coach for the Houston Texans (2006-13) and for one season with the Baltimore Ravens in 2014.

Pariani entered the NFL as a scouting assistant with San Francisco in 1990 and spent four additional seasons (1991-94) with the 49ers as an offensive assistant, where he earned his first career Super Bowl in 1994. A political science major at UCLA, Pariani began his coaching career as a graduate assistant for his alma mater in 1989 under Head Coach Terry Donahue.

Klint Kubiak (koo-bee-ack) enters his sixth season in the NFL after three years with the Denver Broncos as the offensive assistant/quarterbacks coach from 2016-18. Kubiak is returning to the Vikings coaching staff in 2019 having previously worked two seasons as the quality control/assistant wide receivers coach for Minnesota from 2013-14. Prior to his time with the Broncos, Kubiak instructed wide receivers at the University of Kansas in 2015.

Kubiak started his coaching career at Texas A&M University as a quality control/offense coach from 2010-11 and as a graduate assistant/inside receivers coach in 2012. During his three years with the Aggies, Kubiak earned his master’s degree in human resource development. A four-year letter winner at Colorado State, Kubiak played for the Rams from 2005-09. He was named a team captain as a senior and was invited to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Gary Kubiak’s Background

Player

1979-82............. Texas A&M (Quarterback)

1983-91............. Denver Broncos (Quarterback)

Coach

1992-93............. Texas A&M (Running Backs)

1994.................. San Francisco 49ers (Quarterbacks)

1995-2002......... Denver Broncos (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)

2003-05............. Denver Broncos (Offensive Coordinator)

2006-13............. Houston Texans (Head Coach)

2014.................. Baltimore Ravens (Offensive Coordinator)

2015-16............. Denver Broncos (Head Coach)

2017-18............. Denver Broncos (Senior Personnel Advisor)

2019-................. Minnesota Vikings (Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Advisor)

 

Brian Pariani’s Background

Coach

1989.................. UCLA (Offensive Graduate Assistant)

1990.................. San Francisco 49ers (Scouting Assistant)

1991-94............. San Francisco 49ers (Offensive Coaches Assistant)

1995-2004......... Denver Broncos (Tight Ends)

2005.................. Syracuse (Offensive Coordinator)

2006-13............. Houston Texans (Tight Ends)

2014.................. Baltimore Ravens (Tight Ends)

2015-16............. Denver Broncos (Tight Ends)

2019-................. Minnesota Vikings (Tight Ends)

 

Klint Kubiak’s Background

Player

2005-09............. Colorado State (Defensive Back)

Coach                              

2010-11............. Texas A&M (Quality Control/Offense)

2012.................. Texas A&M (Graduate Assistant/Inside Receivers)

2013-14............. Minnesota Vikings (Quality Control/Assistant Wide Receivers)

2015.................. University of Kansas (Wide Receivers)

2016-18............. Denver Broncos (Offensive Assistant/Quarterbacks)

2019-................. Minnesota Vikings (Quarterbacks)

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