- The Washington Times
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Greg Manusky has a new job.

The former Redskins defensive coordinator joined the University of Kentucky’s program as a defensive quality control assistant, leaving the NFL after more than 30 years. 

The hire is a strange turn for Manusky, who spent four seasons in Washington, the first as the team’s outside linebackers coach and the last three as defensive coordinator.

Kentucky is Manusky’s first college job. The 53-year-old began his coaching career in 2001 after he played 12 years in the NFL as a linebacker. 

Manusky, though, was criticized throughout his tenure in Washington — including by his own players. After a December 2018 loss to the Tennessee Titans, former safety D.J. Swearinger called out Manusky’s play-calling, comments which led to Swearinger’s release.

Manusky was not retained following the 2019 season, replaced by Jack Del Rio. 

Before Washington, Manusky had been the defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts (2012-2015), San Diego Chargers (2011) and San Francisco 49ers (2007-2010). 

At Kentucky, Manusky will join Mark Stoops’ coaching staff. 

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