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Brendan Nugent
Offensive Quality Control

Biography

Brendan Nugent is in his second season as an offensive quality control coach for the Chicago Bears after being hired by the team on January 29, 2013. 

In 2013, Nugent worked alongside Aaron Kromer and Pat Meyer in coaching an offensive line that allowed just 30 sacks, tied for fourth fewest in the NFL. That marked a 14-sack improvement from a year prior and was the fewest sacks allowed by the Bears since allowing 29 in 2008. Guard Kyle Long became the first Bears offensive lineman to be named to the Pro Bowl since 2006 and the first Chicago rookie to be selected to the Pro Bowl at an offensive position since RB Gale Sayers in 1965.

Brendan Nugent is in his second season as an offensive quality control coach for the Chicago Bears after being hired by the team on January 29, 2013. 

In 2013, Nugent worked alongside Aaron Kromer and Pat Meyer in coaching an offensive line that allowed just 30 sacks, tied for fourth fewest in the NFL. That marked a 14-sack improvement from a year prior and was the fewest sacks allowed by the Bears since allowing 29 in 2008. Guard Kyle Long became the first Bears offensive lineman to be named to the Pro Bowl since 2006 and the first Chicago rookie to be selected to the Pro Bowl at an offensive position since RB Gale Sayers in 1965.

Nugent spent 2012 in Montreal as the Alouettes special teams assistant and offensive quality control coach.

He spent the previous five seasons (2007-11) at William & Mary coaching running backs (2010-2011), tight ends (2007, 2009) and wide receivers (2008).  In 2009 William & Mary made it to the FCS National Semifinals and in 2010 earned a share of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship.

Nugent started in the collegiate coaching ranks in 2005 at the University of Iowa as the Hawkeyes offensive assistant, a position he held for two years.  The Hawkeyes participated in the 2005 Outback Bowl and the 2006 Alamo Bowl during that span.

Nugent got his first coaching job at his alma mater Archbishop Stepinac High School in his hometown of White Plains, New York, overseeing the linebackers in 2004.

Collegiately he played linebacker for three seasons at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Nugent is married to the former Jennifer Portlock and the couple has a daughter, Addelynn.

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