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Browns Announce Coaching Staff Additions

 Cleveland, OH - The Cleveland Browns have named Steve Marshall as offensive line coach, Tom Myslinski as strength and conditioning coach and Alan DeGennaro as assistant strength and conditioning coach, the club announced today. 

Marshall brings an impressive depth of coaching experience to the Browns, including 23 years of collegiate experience along with four years at the NFL level.  Marshall joins the Browns from the University of Alabama, where he recently joined Nick Saban's staff.  Marshall previously served four seasons with the Houston Texans as offensive line coach (2004-05) and assistant offensive line coach (2002-03).

Myslinski joins the Browns from the University of Pittsburgh where he recently was appointed assistant strength and conditioning coach.  Myslinski served three seasons with the Browns as a part-time assistant strength coach (2002-03) and assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2004.  Following his nine year NFL career, Myslinski has served nearly ten years as a strength and conditioning coach, both on a part-time basis during the off-seasons during his NFL career and following the conclusion of his playing career.

DeGennaro has resided in the Pittsburgh area for the last seven years working with collegiate, amateur and high school athletes.  DeGennaro was assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Pittsburgh from 2000-01 and worked as the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center from 2001-03.

Complete bios on Marshall, Myslinski and DeGennaro are listed below:

Steve Marshall

Offensive Line Coach

Year with Browns: 1st  

Year in NFL: 5th

Steve Marshall was named the Cleveland Browns offensive line coach on Jan. 29, 2007.  Marshall brings an impressive depth of coaching experience to the Browns having served successful stints at several colleges and in the NFL.

Marshall comes to Cleveland from the University of Alabama where he recently joined Nick Saban's staff.  Marshall spent the 2006 season out of coaching after serving four seasons with the Houston Texans (2002-05).  Marshall joined the Texans as an assistant offensive line coach for two years (2002-03) before being named offensive line coach by the Texans (2004-05).

Prior to joining the Texans, Marshall spent the 2000-01 seasons as offensive line coach at the University of Colorado under head coach Gary Barnett. During that period, the Buffaloes won one Big 12 Conference championship and two Big 12 Conference North Division titles. Prior to his stint with the Buffaloes, Marshall spent two seasons (1998-99) at the University of North Carolina as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

Marshall joined the Tar Heels after he coordinated the Texas A&M offense in 1997. The Aggies were 9-4 with a No. 20 final national ranking in the Associated Press poll, made a Big 12 championship game appearance and earned a berth in the Cotton Bowl.

A native of Vernon, Conn., Marshall played offensive guard and tight end at Louisville in 1976-78. He coached the offensive line and kicking game at Marshall in 1982-83, offensive line and tight ends at Louisville in 1984, and coordinated the offense and coached the line at Murray State in 1985-86.

He coached the offensive line at Virginia Tech in 1987 and a year later was promoted to offensive coordinator, a position he held for the next five seasons (through the 1992 season). While at Tech, Marshall coached standouts including running back Vaughn Hebron, quarterback Will Furrer, and wide receiver Antonio Freeman.

In 1993, Marshall moved to the University of Tennessee to coach the offensive line. After two years he was given the added responsibility of running game coordinator. The Volunteers led the Southeastern Conference in rushing in each of those three seasons. In 1995, Tennessee beat Ohio State in the Citrus Bowl and finished No. 2 in the final coach's poll. In 1996, Marshall coached the offensive line at UCLA before moving on to Texas A&M.

Marshall earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Louisville.  Marshall is married to his wife, Karin.

Coaching Background:

1979                Plymouth State, offensive line coach

1980-81           University of Tennessee, assistant offensive line

1982-83           Marshall, offensive line and kicking game coach

1984                University of Louisville, offensive line coach and tight ends coach

1985-86           Murray State, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach

1987                Virginia Tech, offensive line coach

1988-92           Virginia Tech, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach

1993                University of Tennessee, offensive line coach

1994-95           University of Tennessee, offensive line coach and running game coordinator

1996                UCLA, offensive line coach

1997                Texas A&M, offensive coordinator/offensive line coach

1998-99           University of North Carolina, offensive coordinator/offensive line coach

2000-01           University of Colorado, offensive line coach

2002-03           Houston Texans, assistant offensive line coach

2004-05           Houston Texans, offensive line coach

2007                Cleveland Browns, offensive line coach

Tom Myslinski

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Year with Browns: 1st 

Year in NFL: 1st

Tom Myslinski was named strength and conditioning coach on Jan. 29, 2007.  Myslinski is in his first season as head strength and conditioning coach and brings nearly ten years of experience. 

Myslinski joins the Browns from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was recently appointed assistant strength and conditioning coach.  Myslinski served the previous two seasons (2005-06) at Robert Morris University in a newly created position of head strength and conditioning coach responsible for developing and initiating the conditioning program for all 17 intercollegiate male and female varsity sports.

Myslinski served three seasons with the Browns under former strength and conditioning coach Buddy Morris.  Myslinski was a part-time assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2002 and 2003 seasons.  He was elevated to assistant strength and conditioning coach for the 2004 season.

While playing in the NFL, Myslinski served as a volunteer assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Pittsburgh from 1998-2001, where he worked primarily with offensive and defensive linemen. Prior to his stint at Pittsburgh, Myslinski spent 1996 as the volunteer head strength and conditioning coach at the University of North Florida, where he managed all aspects of physical and mental development with the school's student athletes. He has also served as a martial arts consultant to numerous collegiate athletic programs.

Myslinski developed and patented the "Tunch Punch Ladder" hand agility pad and has trained extensively under offensive line guru, Tunch Ilkin, who is the developer of the Tunch Punch system, which is used extensively by offensive line coaches throughout the NFL.

Mylinski was a fourth round draft selection in 1992 by the Dallas Cowboys, and played offensive line for nine seasons in the NFL for the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Myslinski earned eight varsity letters at the University of Tennessee in football and track & field and earned first team All-SEC and honorable mention All-America honors in football in 1991.  He started at guard for two consecutive SEC Championship teams (1989, 1990).  He also was a member of the Volunteers' 1991 NCAA Champion track & field team.

Myslinski earned a B.S. in kinesiology from Tennessee in 1992 and later earned a M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh in exercise physiology.  Myslinski and his wife, Amy, have three children, Thomas, Emily and Michael and reside in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Coaching Background:

1996                University of North Florida, volunteer head strength and conditioning coach

  • 1998-01 University of Pittsburgh, volunteer assistant strength and conditioning coach

2002-03           Cleveland Browns, part-time assistant strength and conditioning coach

2004                Cleveland Browns, assistant strength and conditioning coach

2005-06           Robert Morris University, head strength and conditioning coach

2007                University of Pittsburgh, assistant strength and conditioning coach

2007                Cleveland Browns, head strength and conditioning coach

Playing Background:

  • 1993-94 Chicago Bears

1995                Jacksonville Jaguars

1996-97           Pittsburgh Steelers

1998                Indianapolis Colts

1999                Dallas Cowboys          

2000                Pittsburgh Steelers

Alan DeGennaro

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Year with Browns: 1st 

Year in NFL: 1st

Alan DeGennaro was named assistant strength and conditioning coach on Jan. 29, 2007.  DeGennaro earned a B.S. in athletic training from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997 and continued his education at the University of Tennessee, where he earned his master degree in kinesiology in 1999.  He also worked with the Tennessee football program as an assistant on the strength and conditioning staff from 1998-99.

DeGennaro joined the University of Pittsburgh as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for two seasons (2000-01).  He joined the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and directed the sports performance program from 2001-03.  From 2004-05, DeGennaro joined Velocity Sports Performance, located in Pittsburgh.

DeGennaro has worked the last year in the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania area coaching speed development programs to high school and amateur athletes.  DeGennaro was born in Altoona, Pa.

Coaching Background:

2007                Cleveland Browns, assistant strength and conditioning coach

 

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