The Miami Dolphins ended their head coach search today, hiring former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin to take the reins of the team. Philbin beat out the Dolphins' interim head coach Todd Bowles and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy for the position.
The hiring of Philbin has been reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter and Fox's Jay Glazer.
Philbin began his coaching career with Tulane as a graduate assistant in 1984. In 1986, he moved to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute as the offensive line coach. Two years later, he took the same position with the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
From 1990-1993, Philbin was the offensive line coach and coordinator for Allegheny College before spending 1994 with Ohio University as their offensive line coach. The next two years saw Philbin serve as the offensive line coach and coordinator for Northeastern, before moving to the same job with Harvard for the 1997-1998 seasons. He concluded his college coaching career at Oowa, where he was the offensive line coach from 1999-2002.
In 2003, Philbin was hired by the Green Bay Packers as an assistant offensive line coach. From 2004-2005, he added the tight ends coach to his job title, before taking over as the offensive line coach in 2006. Since 2007, Philbin has served as the offensive coordinator for the Packers.
During his time as the Packers offensive coordinator, Philbin has seen the Packers offense ranked in the top ten of the league every year.
Philbin first interviewed with the Dolphins on January 7th, only to have his 21-year-old son, Michael, go missing in the early morning hours on the 8th. On Monday, January 9th, Michael's body was recovered from the Fox River in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Philbin is the tenth head coach in Miami Dolphins history.