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Adam Gase
Offensive Coordinator
College:
Michigan State
Experience:
11

Adam Gase enters his sixth year with the Denver Broncos and his second season as the club’s offensive coordinator after being named to that position on Jan. 17, 2013.

Prior to his position as offensive coordinator, he spent two seasons (2011-12) coaching Denver’s quarterbacks and two years (2009-10) instructing the club’s wide receivers.

In Gase’s first season as offensive coordinator, the Broncos set the NFL single-season scoring mark (606 pts.) and became the first team in 45 years to top 50 points in three separate games. The team’s scoring differential (+10.1 ppg) over the league’s second-ranked scoring offense was the second-highest in professional football history to the 1941 Chicago Bears (+12.5 ppg).

Adam Gase enters his sixth year with the Denver Broncos and his second season as the club’s offensive coordinator after being named to that position on Jan. 17, 2013.

Prior to his position as offensive coordinator, he spent two seasons (2011-12) coaching Denver’s quarterbacks and two years (2009-10) instructing the club’s wide receivers.

In Gase’s first season as offensive coordinator, the Broncos set the NFL single-season scoring mark (606 pts.) and became the first team in 45 years to top 50 points in three separate games. The team’s scoring differential (+10.1 ppg) over the league’s second-ranked scoring offense was the second-highest in professional football history to the 1941 Chicago Bears (+12.5 ppg).

Denver’s 2013 squad also produced the most touchdowns (76) in NFL history while featuring a league-record five different players who scored at least 10 touchdowns. Four offensive players were named to the Pro Bowl, including quarterback Peyton Manning, who earned his fifth NFL Most Valuable Player award after setting new league standards with 5,477 passing yards and 55 touchdowns.

Tight end Julius Thomas and newly signed guard Louis Vasquez earned their first career Pro Bowl honors in 2013 while Demaryius Thomas became the third wide receiver in franchise history to make multiple Pro Bowls.

Gase was part of the Broncos’ 2012 offensive staff that helped the unit finish No. 2 in the NFL in scoring (30.1 ppg) and fourth in total offense (397.9 ypg). Manning earned Comeback Player of the Year and a first-team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press in his first year with the Broncos in addition to finishing as the runner-up for League MVP.

In 2011, Gase coached second-year quarterback Tim Tebow, who started the season’s final 11 regular-season games and threw for 12 touchdowns against just six interceptions. Seeing his first extended action as a starter that season, Tebow set a team record for quarterbacks with 660 rushing yards and added six touchdowns on the ground. He helped the Broncos finish No. 1 in the NFL in rushing (164.5 ypg), including a staggering 193.0 yards per game during his 11 games as the starter.

During Gase’s second year as the Broncos’ wide receivers coach in 2010, wide receiver Brandon Lloyd became the first player in team history to lead the NFL in receiving yards (1,448). Lloyd also set career highs in receptions (77), receiving average (18.8) and receiving touchdowns (11), while earning his first career trip to the Pro Bowl. He also became just the second player in NFL history to record his first 1,400-yard output in their eighth season or later.

In 2009, Brandon Marshall earned a Pro Bowl selection after becoming the fifth player in NFL history to post three consecutive 100-catch seasons (101-1,120 yds.). Marshall, who had a career-high 10 receiving touchdowns, set a league single-game record for receptions with 21 at Indianapolis (12/13/09), and his 43 catches in December tied for the most in a four-game period in the NFL since 1960.

Before joining the Broncos, Gase was an offensive assistant for San Francisco in 2008 after coaching three seasons (2005-07) with Detroit, including serving as the club’s quarterbacks coach during the 2007 campaign. He began his coaching career in 2000 at Louisiana State University and worked at the school until taking a position in the Lions’ scouting department in 2003.

As Detroit’s quarterbacks coach in 2007, Gase helped quarterback Jon Kitna total the sixth-most passing yards (4,068) in the NFL while becoming only the ninth player in NFL history to post consecutive 4,000-yard passing seasons.

He broke into the NFL in 2003 with the Lions as a scouting assistant and held that position until 2005.

From 2000-02, Gase worked at Louisiana State under Head Coach Nick Saban, serving as a defensive graduate assistant for the school in 2000 while also working in recruiting. During his three years with the Tigers, the school had a 26-12 overall record, won two bowl games (Peach Bowl in 2000, Sugar Bowl in 2001) and earned one Southeastern Conference Championship (2001).

Gase attended Michigan State University from 1996-99 and received a bachelor’s degree from the school. Born on March 29, 1978, in Ypsilanti, Mich., Gase is married to Jennifer, and they have a daughter, McKenzie, and two sons, A.J and Wyatt.

PRO BOWL PLAYERS COACHED (6):WR Brandon Lloyd (2010), QB Peyton Manning (2012-13), WR Brandon Marshall (2009), WR Demaryius Thomas (2013), TE Julius Thomas (2013), G Louis Vasquez (2013).
*as head coach, coordinator or primary position coach

COACHING/PERSONNEL EXPERIENCE

Denver Broncos
Offensive Coordinator                                    2013-14
Quarterbacks                                                   2011-12
Wide Receivers                                               2009-10

San Francisco 49ers
Offensive Assistant                                         2008

Detroit Lions
Quarterbacks                                                   2007
Offensive Quality Control                               2006
Offensive Assistant                                         2005
Scouting Assistant                                          2003-05

Louisiana State University
Recruiting                                                        2001-02
Defensive Graduate Assistant                       2000

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