After hiring Edwin Mulitao as their new offensive coordinator, head coach Ken Norton, Jr. and Mulitalo went on a deep search to fill three vacant positions on the offensive coaching staff. Today, those three spots are filled.
The Raptors will have their sixth quarterbacks coach in four seasons but will hope Klint Kubiak will provide stability at the position. Kubiak, the oldest son of former Houston Texans and Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak, was most recently the assistant quarterbacks coach of the Denver Broncos since 2016. Though just 31-years-old, he previously held assistant coaching jobs with the Kansas Jayhawks, Minnesota Vikings and Texas A&M Aggies.
“Klint was born into this business and has learned from one of the best quarterback coaches around, his father,” Norton said. “But he is his own mind and is a great one. He knows how to relate to and work with current players. He gets it and we are excited to have him work with out quarterbacks.”
Lee Marks will join the coaching staff as the new running backs coach. Marks was most recently the running backs coach for his alma mater Boise State since 2015. Under Marks, the Broncos continues to have one of the best running games in the country. Marks developed Jeremy McNichols and then Alexander Mattison into two of the best running backs in college football. Marks was also the running backs coach at South Dakota State, where he coached All-American running back Zach Zenner.
“Every place Lee coaches has success and we expect nothing different than success here in Utah,” Norton said. “Whether it was at Boise State, South Dakota State or that the NAIA’s Sioux Fallas, every team he’s with had a great running game.”
The Raptors new wide receiver coach will be long-time NFL fan-favorite Jerricho Cotchery. A consummate professional from 2004 to 2015, Cotchery moved into coaching in 2017. He’s spent the past two seasons as the Carolina Panthers assistant wide receiver coach. He was a first round SFL pick of the Atlanta Fangs and spent two seasons there before going to the NFL.
“What makes Jerricho so great as a coach is that he’s had to work so hard for everything,” Norton said. “He was never the most dominant physical specimen, rather a polished player who fought for everything he achieved. That is the kind of guy you want to be coaching your guys.”