Packers adding Sam Gash as running backs coach


Former Lions running backs coach Sam Gash is staying in the NFC North.

According to, the Packers are hiring Gash to the same position.

Gash was the Lions’ running backs coach from 2008 through 2013.

Via Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers are shifting former running backs coach Alex Van Pelt to quarterbacks coach. The Packers’ former quarterbacks coach, Ben McAdoo, is now the Giants’ offensive coordinator.

The 44-year-old Gash played 12 NFL seasons at fullback, with stints with New England, Buffalo and Baltimore.

15 responses to “Packers adding Sam Gash as running backs coach

  1. I’ll always remember the time I saw the Jets play the Bills in Buffalo. Sam Gash was on Buffalo and Brian Cox was on the Jets. I was walking around the lot before the game with my Curtis Martin jersey on and some drunk obnoxious Bills fans started talking crap to me. Then they pulled out their sign that said “We like Gash, not Cox”

    Good times.

  2. they are going down hill fast……they need a new coaching staff…..getting way too soft………..
    change is good…..look at philly and KC

  3. I can see the Vikings, Bears, and Lions fans are out in force today. The empty trophy case in Minneapolis is causing derangement syndrome, and the poor, sappy Bears are quite hapless. Then you have the Lions who have gone half a century (along with the VikeQueens) without a title. So a little jealousy is called for, quite obviously. I bet it really chaps your butts that the Packers managed to pull off another North title after being totally decimated by injury. I think you all know the Packers are going to win the division again next year, and if they stay healthy make a deep playoff run.

  4. Are you guys nuts?? You think adding an RB coach, whoever it may be, is going to blow up the team? The running game was amazing last year, if you don’t recall. Add a healthy Rodgers and a healthy defense and the Packers are once again in the Super Bowl conversation. Luckily everyone else will be focused on Seattle and San Fran this time.

  5. Gash was not the Lions RBs coach in 2013. He was let go following the 2012 season. Curtis Modkins took over as RBs coach/run game coordinator last year, and will continue under the same title under the Lions new coaching regime this year.

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