GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Packers 2019 coaching staff is nearly complete with the addition of special teams coordinator Shawn Mennenga.
The Packers have hired Vanderbilt's Shawn Mennenga as special teams coach, a source said. It's a big hire for new Packers coach Matt LaFleur because the Packers ranked last in the NFL in special teams, according to Rick Gosselin's annual rankings. More on the hire to come on ESPN— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) January 31, 2019
As first reported by ESPN's Rob Demovsky, Green Bay is bringing in the former Vanderbilt special teams coach to serve the same role in TItletown.
Prior to his time with the Commodores, Mennenga was an assistant special teams coach with the Cleveland Browns from 2011-2017. Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine was the head coach for two of those seasons (2014-2015).
The Packers also announced they have retained defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery and running backs coach Ben Sirmans. The Green and Gold also promoted Jason Simmons to defensive backs coach and Ryan Downard to assistant defensive backs coach.