The coaching search news surrounding the Miami Dolphins is starting to pick up. Just after learning that the team had contacted the Detroit Lions to try to set up an interview with defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, Alex Marvez of Fox Sports adds that the Dolphins will interview former Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan.
ESPN's Adam Schefter added that Tuesday's meeting with Shanahan will be the second interview the two-time Super Bowl winning coach has met with the Dolphins, having almost met with him on December 22.
Shanahan spent the 2010 to 2013 season as the head coach of the Washington Redskins. Prior to that, he coaches the Denver Broncos from 1995 to 2008, winning Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII in that span. He served as the offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers from 1992 to 1994, winning Super Bowl XXIX in 1994 as well. He also spent time with the Broncos from 1990 to 1991 as an offensive assistant after a two-year stint as the head coach of the Los Angeles Raiders. Shanahan the offensive coordinator for the Broncos from 1984 to 1987, his first job in the NFL. Prior to that position, he spent time at the University of Florida, University of Minnesota, and Eastern Illinois, all as the offensive coordinator; Norther Arizona as the running backs coach; and Oklahoma as an offensive assistant.