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D'Anton Lynn, Marcus Brady to coach in East-West Shrine Bowl

Field Level Media
22 Jan 2022, 04:55 GMT+10

D'Anton Lynn of the Baltimore Ravens and Marcus Brady of the Indianapolis Colts will serve as head coaches in the 2022 East-West Shrine Bowl, the NFL announced Friday.

Lynn, an eight-year coaching veteran in the NFL, will guide the East team in the game on Feb. 3 in Las Vegas.

The 32-year-old Lynn recently completed his first season as defensive backs coach of the Ravens. He spent the previous three campaigns with the Houston Texans after serving as an assistant under his father, Anthony, with the Los Angeles Chargers (2017) and Buffalo Bills (2015-16). He also was a seasonal coaching intern with the New York Jets (2014).

"D'Anton Lynn is one of the best young coaches in the NFL, and we're excited to allow him the chance to use his eight years of NFL coaching experience and mentorship from the great coaches he's worked with in his career to be a head coach," said Eric Galko, East-West Shrine Bowl director of football operations and player personnel.

Galko added: "His ability to work with and help develop star players like Stephon Gilmore, Tyrann Mathieu and Marlon Humphrey and his approach to managing information of all kinds into his coaching style is what will make him a successful head coach at the 2022 Shrine Bowl and a potentially a head coach in the NFL someday soon."

Brady, who will coach the West team, completed his fourth season with the Colts and first as their offensive coordinator. The 42-year-old previously served as quarterbacks coach (2019-20) and assistant quarterbacks coach (2018).

"Marcus Brady is a rising star as an offensive coach after being a part and in 2021 being the offensive coordinator for a top-10 offense in the NFL in Indianapolis," Galko said. "Marcus coached as an offensive coordinator in the 2020 Shrine Bowl, and we're excited to welcome him back in an even elevated role as the West team head coach. He's worked with some of the best QBs and skill players in the NFL in his coaching career, as well as played at high level himself, and we're thankful to give Marcus his first chance to be a head coach."

Brady is a former Canadian Football League quarterback. He began his coaching career with the Montreal Alouettes in 2009.

The East-West Shrine Bowl is a college football all-star game, often featuring the game's top players. It has been played annually since 1925.

--Field Level Media

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