Lewis’ son hired by Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis speaks about newly named offensive coordinator Hue Jackson during a news conference, Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Cincinnati. Jackson replaces Jay Gruden who was named head coach of the Washington Redskins.

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The Bengals have added Marcus Lewis to their coaching staff.

The team announced the hiring Monday. Marcus Lewis is the son of head coach Marvin Lewis.

Marcus Lewis will be a defensive assistant coach as well as having quality control responsibilities such as breaking down film, practice organization and self-scouting. They are similar responsibilities as he had last season with the University of Cincinnati when he worked closely with assistant head coach Robert Prunty who also was in charge of coaching UC’s defensive ends.

Marcus Lewis played four seasons at Indiana State as a linebacker before beginning his coaching career at UC.



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The Bengals have undergone a multitude of changes in their coaching staff this offseason, beginning with former offensive coordinator Jay Gruden leaving to become the head coach at Washington and former defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer leaving to become the head coach at Minnesota. Adam Zimmer, Mike Zimmer’s son, also left Cincinnati to join his father’s staff with the Vikings.

Hue Jackson was promoted from running backs coach to replace Gruden as the offensive coordinator, while Paul Guenther was promoted from linebackers coach to defensive coordinator. The Bengals have filled out the coaching staff with some additions as well as other promotions.

Kyle Caskey has moved from his previous position as assistant offensive line/quality control coach to now taking over the running backs. Brian Baswell was hired to take over Caskey’s former role. The Bengals also hired Matt Burke as their new linebackers coach and Vance Joseph as a co-defensive backs coach to work with Mark Carrier. Burke and Joseph have a combined 19 years experience as NFL assistants.

There are six assistants on Marvin Lewis’ staff who have been with the Bengals since Lewis was hired in 2003: Paul Alexander (assistant head coach/offensive line), Jay Hayes (defensive line), Jonathan Hayes (tight ends), Chip Morton (strength and conditioning), Darrin Simmons (special teams) and Ken Zampese (quarterbacks).