Commanders tight ends coach Pete Hoener retires, Juan Castillo to replace him

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Washington Commanders tight ends coach Pete Hoener has announced his retirement.

The 70-year-old Hoener has often been praised by Commanders head coach Ron Rivera for his ability to work with tight ends, and Hoener was tight ends coach under Rivera for nine years in Carolina before being hired in Washington.

In a 46-year coaching career, Hoener was also an assistant on the 49ers, Bears and Cardinals, and spent time at Texas A&M, Iowa State, TCU, Purdue, Illinois, Indiana State, Illinois State and Missouri.

The Commanders are hiring veteran assistant Juan Castillo as their tight ends coach to replace Hoener, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

9 responses to “Commanders tight ends coach Pete Hoener retires, Juan Castillo to replace him

  1. Former Eagles Offensive Line Coach turned DEFENSIVE Coordinator Juan Castillo. Andy Reid’s dumbest move ever, which ultimately lead to his firing.

  2. Juan Castillo is trying to follow in the steps of greatness here…

    “Mangini was hired by the San Francisco 49ers as a senior offensive consultant on June 4, 2013. On February 20, 2014, he was promoted to be the tight ends coach. On January 22, 2015, he was again promoted to be the defensive coordinator.”

  3. Juan Castillo is a great offensive line coach but I didn’t know he coached tightends too.

  4. Sixteen teams named themselves after animals including five birds, three cats, two horses, two fictional oversized humanoids, one fish, one ram, one bison, and one bear. Additionally, one team named itself for can packagers.

    Commanders is no more “awful” or “dumb” than any of those. You just aren’t used to it yet.

  5. Castillo is a long time NFL assistant that’s coached on offense & defense. He’s spent most of his time as an offensive line coach, but with all of his experience, I’d consider this a steal.

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