Packers announce 5 coaching staff changes

The Green Bay Packers announced five different coaching staff changes Thursday.

Coach Matt LaFleur promoted Jerry Montgomery to defensive line/running play coordinator and Ryan Downard to safety coach and hired Ramsen Golpashin as offensive quality control coach, Quinshon Odom as Minority Coaching Assistant and Micheal Spurlock as Special Teams Quality Control Coach.

Montgomery, now in his eighth season at Green Bay, has been the defensive line coach since 2018. He will join Jerry Gray (passing game coordinator) as top assistants under defensive coordinator Joe Barry.

Downard has been the assistant defensive backs coach under Gray for the past three years (2019-21) at Green Bay. He will now be a safety coach.

The Packers hired Golpashin, a former Oregon offensive lineman, from UCLA, where he was an offensive and defensive line analyst for the past three seasons. He has worked in the academic ranks since 2015.

The hirings of Odom and Spurlock have been reported last week.

Odom previously worked in the personnel department of Packers. He was a graduate assistant on the offensive line at Texas last season.

Spurlock, a terrific NFL returner with five career touchdowns, has served as a senior analyst for the past two seasons at Ole Miss. He played for several seasons under new special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia.

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