Andy Bischoff is in his first season as the Bears tight ends coach and staff coodinator after being hired by the team on January 18, 2013.
Andy Bischoff is in his first season as the Bears tight ends coach and staff coordinator after being hired by the team on January 18, 2013.
Bischoff spent the previous five seasons (2008-12) as the Montreal Alouettes running backs/tight ends coach. During that time he was also the assistant to current Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman and during the final three seasons (2010-12) in Montreal was the Alouettes special teams coordinator.
Bischoff joined the Alouettes following 14 years on the coaching staff of Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minnesota. He started as the school's offensive line coach (1993-97) before adding additional duties and being named assistant head coach and co-offensive coordinator for his final four seasons (2004-07). During that time, the school compiled a 168-22 record, winning the state title in 1999 and playing in four championship games after reaching the state playoff tournament 13 times. During his years at CDH, he helped develop 18 offensive linemen and 3 tight ends who earned division I scholarships, including Ryan Harris of the Houston Texans. He was also the Dean of Students for 10 of his 14 years at the school.
During the offseason in Montreal, Bischoff worked the U.S. Army High School All-American Bowl as the Director of Football Operations for the West Team, a role he occupied for the last five years after coaching the game in 2008.
Bischoff graduated with a Bachelor's degree in education from the University of South Dakota in 1994. Following a playing career at the center position and earning 3 letters at USD, he went on to complete a Master's degree in Education Administration from Mankato State University in 1998 and a post master's license in administration from St. Mary's University (MN) in 2006.
He has two daughters: Makena Kaylynn (14) and Morgan Elizabeth (11) and is married to Brittany Leigh Bischoff.
Larry Mayer checks in with kicker Robbie Gould, center Roberto Garza and cornerback Tim Jennings as the players return to Halas Hall for the team's voluntary offseason program.
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