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Bears add Zetts, Young to offensive coaching staff


The Bears and new coach Matt Eberflus on Wednesday hired Tim Zetts as assistant tight ends coach and Omar Young as offensive quality control coach.

Zetts, 36, was an offensive quality control coach with the Packers in 2021 after spending the previous 11 seasons coaching at the collegiate level.

The Ohio native rejoins new Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, who was Green Bay's quarterbacks coach the past three seasons and doubled as passing game coordinator the last two years.

When Getsy was the starting quarterback at Akron in 2005-06, Zetts was his backup. The two then coached together at Akron (2008), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2011), Mississippi State (2018) and with the Packers.

Zetts also worked as an offensive assistant at California University of Pennsylvania (2010), Fordham (2012-14), John Carroll (2015-16), Davidson (2017) and Austin Peay (2019-20), where he served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

As running backs coach at Fordham in 2014, Zetts helped current Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds win the Jerry Rice Award as the top FCS freshman in the nation after he rushed for 1,838 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Young, 38, spent the past three seasons at Eastern Illinois as running backs coach, doubling as co-special teams coordinator the last two years.

Prior to that, Young served as an offensive quality control coach with the Packers, working with receivers in 2017 and running backs in 2018. He overlapped for one season with Getsy, who served as Green Bay's receivers coach in 2016-17.

Young worked as a player personnel intern with the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League in 2007 and entered the NFL in the same capacity with the Raiders in 2008.

Young then served as an assistant coach at the collegiate level at De Anza College in California (2009), Minnesota State (2010), San Jose State (2011-12) and Colorado (2013-14).

He returned to the NFL with the Browns as an offensive assistant (2015) before working at South Carolina as an offensive analyst (2016).

As a player, Young was a defensive back for two years at Willamette University in Oregon. The Oakland, Calif., native earned a bachelor's degree from Savannah State in 2005 and a master's degree from the University of San Francisco in 2008.

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