Reich names Eberflus defensive coordinator, adds 3 to staff

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) New Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich has officially named Matt Eberflus as his defensive coordinator and Nick Sirianni as offensive coordinator.

He also hired Bubba Ventrone as special teams coordinator and Rusty Jones as director of sports performance.

Eberflus was hired before Reich was named coach Monday. General manager Chris Ballard said the Colts would honor the contract with Eberflus, who was Dallas’ linebackers coach since 2011 and their passing game coordinator since 2016.

Sirianni spent the last five seasons with the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers in charge of receivers, quarterbacks and as the offensive quality control coach.

Ventrone was the New England Patriots assistant special teams coach the last three seasons.

Jones received the NFL’s 2016 strength and conditioning Lifetime Achievement award after long stints in Chicago and Buffalo.