Browns Name Special Teams Coordinator

Cleveland, OH - The Cleveland Browns have named Ted Daisher as special teams coordinator, the club announced today.  Daisher served last season as the Oakland Raiders special teams coordinator and the previous two seasons as the Philadelphia Eagles special teams quality control coach.

Ted Daisher was named the Browns special teams coordinator on Jan. 30, 2007.  Daisher spent last season with the Oakland Raiders as the special teams coordinator and spent the previous two seasons (2004-05) with the Philadelphia Eagles as the special teams quality control coach.

Daisher, 52, spent 22 seasons as an assistant coach in the college ranks, including stints at East Carolina (2001-02, outside linebackers and defensive ends), Indiana (1998-2000, defensive line), Army (1995-97, defensive line), Cincinnati (1989-92, defensive line), Eastern Michigan (1985-88, defensive ends), Northern Illinois (1980-84), and Illinois (1979).

Both Northern Illinois and Eastern Michigan won Mid-American Conference championships while he was on the staffs of those respective institutions.  Daisher coached future NFL players Vaughn Booker and Ronnie Dixon at Cincinnati, and Pro Bowl DE Adewale Ogunleye (Chicago) and Kemp Rasmussen (Seattle) at Indiana.

In 2003, he served as head coach at East Mecklenberg (N.C.) High School and led them to a 7-4 regular season record and a playoff berth. He also served as head coach at Fenwick (Ill.) High School from 1993-94.  Daisher spent the 1978 football season coaching receivers and defensive backs at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Christian High School.

Daisher was born in Taylor, Mich., on Feb. 2, 1955.  Daisher earned a degree in physical education at Western Michigan, where he was a standout wide receiver and defensive back from 1975-77.  He and his wife, Danielle, have three children:  Nicole (16), Ted (14) and Taylor (4).

Coaching Background:

1979                 Illinois, assistant coach

1980-84            Northern Illinois, assistant coach

1985-88            Eastern Michigan, defensive ends coach

1989-92            Cincinnati, defensive line coach

1993-94            Fenwick High School (Ill.), head coach

1995-97            Army, defensive line coach

1998-00            Indiana, defensive line coach

2001-02            East Carolina, outside linebackers and defensive ends coach

2003                 East Mecklenberg High School (N.C.), head coach

2004-05            Philadelphia Eagles, special teams quality control coach

2006                 Oakland Raiders, special teams coordinator

2007                 Cleveland Browns, special teams coordinator