Great credentials and pedigree! I like the fact he is young! Who wants or needs stale hasbeens? It's time to put a new face on the Miami Dolphins and someone who can be here for a long while!
Kyle Shanahan joined the Redskins as offensive coordinator on Jan. 20, 2010. Before coming to Washington, Shanahan spent the previous four seasons with the Houston Texans--the final two as the team’s offensive coordinator. Under Shanahan’s direction, the 2009 Texans led the NFL in passing yards (4,654) and ranked fourth in total offense (6,129 yards), both of which were franchise records. The Texans also set a franchise high with 29 touchdown passes. With Shanahan calling the plays, quarterback Matt Schaub and wide receiver Andre Johnson formed one of the league’s most dangerous tandems, with Schaub leading the NFL in completions (396), attempts (583), and passing yards (4,776) and Johnson ranking first in receiving yards (1,569) and third in receptions (101). Both Schaub and Johnson were selected for the 2010 Pro Bowl.
Shanahan coached the Texans’ wide receivers in 2006 and the quarterbacks in 2007 before being named offensive coordinator on January 11, 2008. In Shanahan’s first year as a coordinator, the offense ranked third in the NFL, gaining a then-franchise record 6,113 yards and pass¬ing for a then-franchise record 4,267 yards. The offense was equally adept on the ground, running for 1,846 yards at a team-record 4.3-yard clip. Shanahan helped a pair of players earn Pro Bowl nods in 2008, with wide receiv¬er Andre Johnson making his third career trip and tight end Owen Daniels making his first after posting career highs in receptions (70) and receiving yards (862). Johnson also garnered first-team AP All-Pro honors after he led the NFL in receptions, with 115, and receiving yards, with 1,575. Running back Steve Slaton won the rookie rushing title with a franchise-record 1,282 yards. With Shanahan as his position coach in 2006, Johnson earned a starting nod in the 2007 Pro Bowl. Johnson led the NFL with 103 receptions and had his second 1,000-yard season with 1,147 yards. Johnson’s 103 catches accounted for 31.3 percent of the Texans’ total comple¬tions, more than any receiver in the league. Opposite Johnson, veteran Eric Moulds contributed 57 catches for 557 yards and a score. Shanahan joined the Texans from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he served as offensive quality control coach during the 2004-05 seasons. In his first season with the Bucs, he helped rookie Michael Clayton establish franchise rookie records for receptions and receiving touchdowns. He also helped receiver Joey Galloway finish seventh in the NFL in receiving yardage in 2005. Shanahan spent the 2003 season as a graduate assistant at UCLA, who participated in the Silicon Valley Bowl at the end of the season. He attended Duke University in 1999 and played wide receiver for the Blue Devils before transferring to the University of Texas in 2000. He spent two seasons at wide receiver for the Longhorns. During his senior year at Texas, he played in 12 games and averaged 8.9 yards per reception. Shanahan, the son of Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan, was born in Minneapolis and attended Cherry Creek (Colo.) High School.
Shanahan and his wife Mandy have two children.