Colts Continue To Fill Out Coaching Staff, Hire Charlie Williams As WR Coach

The influence of Tony Dungy's coaching tree is still not lost in Indianapolis. Though Jim Caldwell was sent packing last month, the Colts did retain former Dungy assistant Clyde Christensen, demoting him from offensive coordinator to quarterbacks coach. However, Christensen isn't the only former Dungy coach that will work in Indy next season.

According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, Chuck Pagano has tapped Charlie Williams as his new receivers coach. Williams was part of Dungy's original staff in Tampa Bay back in 1996, when Herm Edwards, Rod Marinelli, and Lovie Smith were also assistants under Dungy.

Williams' connection to Pagano is through Butch Davis, the former head head coach for the Cleveland Browns, U. of Miami Hurricanes, and North Carolina Tar Heels. Interestingly, Davis' coaching tree has been blossoming of late. Pagano worked with Davis in Miami and Cleveland, and newly hired Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano also worked with Davis at Miami. In fact, Schiano recently hired Davis to be a 'Senior Defensive Assistant' with the Bucs.

Kind of funny how it all comes full circle.

With Williams hired, the Colts offensive staff is in place. Bruce Arians is the OC with Christensen as QB coach, Williams as WR coach, Alfredo Roberts as the TE coach, and Harold Goodwin as the offensive line coach. They are also retaining David Walker as the runnngbacks coach.

On defense, Greg Manusky is the new DC while Roy Anderson is the safeties coach. No news yet on who will coach the defensive line and the linebackers.

Marwan Maalouf is the new special teams coordinator.

[UPDATE]: As was pointed out in the comments, Pagano was Butch Davis' defensive coordinator at UNC back in 2007. Don't be surprised if more former UNC coaches get jobs in Indy.

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