Thursday, December 8, 2022

W&M football alumnus named Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator

Joe Brady (WYDaily/Courtesy of Tribe Athletics)
Joe Brady (WYDaily/Courtesy of Tribe Athletics)

Former William & Mary wide receiver and assistant coach Joe Brady ’13 was named the Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator.

Brady, who becomes the youngest active offensive coordinator in the NFL, joins W&M Football alumni Mike Tomlin ’95 (Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach) and Sean McDermott ’98 (Buffalo Bills Head Coach) atop the professional coaching ranks.

All three played for legendary W&M Head Coach Jimmye Laycock, who retired in 2018 following an extraordinary 39-year career leading the Tribe that included 249 victories.

The notable list of current NFL coaches with W&M connections also includes former Tribe assistants Dan Quinn (Atlanta Falcons Head Coach), Brian Daboll (Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator) and Danny Smith (Pittsburgh Steelers Special Teams Coordinator). Hall of Famers Marv Levy (1964-68) and Lou Holtz (1969-71) both served as W&M head coaches.

A wide receiver at W&M (2009-12), Brady began his coaching career as a defensive assistant (linebackers) with the Tribe (2013-14).

Following two-year stints at Penn State (graduate assistant, 2015-16) and with the New Orleans Saints (offensive assistant, 2017-18), Brady earned the 2019 Broyles Award (national assistant coach of the year) and helped lead LSU to a national title as the Tigers passing game coordinator.

Additionally, his leadership helped LSU quarterback Joe Burrow win the Heisman trophy after throwing for 5,671 yards passing and 60 touchdown passes, a single-season NCAA FBS record.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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