ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have named Wade Harman as the team’s tight ends coach, Head Coach Vic Fangio announced Thursday.
Harman’s most recent coaching stop was in Atlanta, where he spent five seasons. He led the tight end group during the last four years (2015-18). During his time in Atlanta, the Falcons ranked third in the NFL in total offense and ranked fifth in scoring.
While with the Falcons, Harman worked with tight end Austin Hooper, who ranks eighth in the league in receptions (139) and is tied for 10th in touchdowns (10) by a tight end during the last three seasons.
Harman will work with new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello, whose hiring the Broncos announced on Wednesday. Scangarello served as an offensive quality control coach in Atlanta in 2015, which was Harman's first year as the team's tight ends coach.
Fangio, meanwhile, previously worked on the same staff as Harman in Baltimore from 2006-2009. Harman spent 15 years in Baltimore, and he was a part of both of the team’s Super Bowl wins. Hall of Famer and former Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe and two-time Pro Bowler Todd Heap played for Harman in Baltimore.
More recently, Harman worked with Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson in Baltimore. Both players recorded at least one season with at least 50 catches and five touchdowns.
In total, Harman holds 22 years of NFL experience and 10 years of collegiate experience. He has coached tight ends in 19 of his 22 NFL seasons.