CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Kevin Stefanski will be formally introduced as the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday.
The former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator reportedly agreed to terms over the weekend and announced the decision to name Stefanski to the position on Monday.
The 37-year-old is the Cleveland Browns’ 18th full-time head coach in the organization’s history.
"We are thrilled to welcome Kevin as the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns,” Dee and Jimmy Haslam said. “We were looking for a strong leader of this football team, a very bright coach with a high football IQ, who could establish a strong understanding of what he expected of his players, hold them accountable and confidently navigate the challenges and opportunities that present themselves throughout a season.
The Browns’ hire is the fourth head coach Baker Mayfield has had since he was drafted two seasons ago.
Stefanski was also interviewed last season as well, but fell short to Freddie Kitchens. He was the eighth candidate to be interviewed for the position during the most recent coaching search.
“Coach Kevin has had such a positive influence in my life since I came to Minnesota. He believed in me as a person and player and entrusted me with a featured role in our offense. Cleveland got a great one and their entire organization will benefit from his leadership,” Vikings running back Dalvin Cook said.