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Report: Minnesota Vikings hire Marwan Maalouf as Special Teams Coach

Welcome to Marwan!

Baltimore Ravens 2011 Headshots Photo by NFL via Getty Images

Hat tip to the folks from Vikings Territory, which is where I happened to see this story first.

It appears that the Minnesota Vikings have filled the void that was created when former Special Teams Coach Mike Priefer moved on to the same position with the Cleveland Browns.

According to Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio (among other places), the Vikings have hired Marwan Maalouf to be their new Special Teams Coach.

Maalouf (pronounced mah-LOOF) has been in the NFL coaching ranks since 2004, when he served as a special teams quality control coach for the Cleveland Browns. Following his time in Cleveland, he spent the 2007 season writing scouting reports for Scouts, Inc., writing weekly scouting reports and previews for ESPN. He got back into the coaching ranks in 2008 as a special teams assistant for the Baltimore Ravens, a job he held until 2011.

Maalouf worked as a special teams assistant with the Indianapolis Colts in 2012, and then moved on to the Dolphins in 2013, where he’s been ever since. You can read a list of his accomplishments on his page at the Dolphins’ official website.

You can thank Eric for the following:

I believe the judges also would have accepted “Maalouf, Maalouf, Maalouf is on fire,” but Eric got to the line first.

In any event, welcome to Minnesota, Marwan Maalouf!