Redskins name Mitchell RB coach
Ashburn, VA (Sports Network) - The Washington Redskins continued to fill out new head coach Jim Zorn's staff Wednesday, naming Stump Mitchell to the position of assistant head coach-running backs.
The team also announced that Earnest Byner, Washington's running backs coach from 2004-2007, would not be retained.
Mitchell comes to the Redskins after nine seasons as the running backs coach with the Seahawks, where Zorn was the quarterbacks coach before coming to the Redskins. During his tenure in Seattle, Seahawks running backs compiled seven 1,00 yard seasons.
Prior to his time with the Seahawks, Mitchell was the head coach at Morgan State University from 1996-1998, where he also served also offensive coordinator in the season before being named head coach.
Mitchell played in the NFL with the Cardinals from 1981-1989, and holds the franchise record with 11,988 total yards.
02/13 17:59:28 ET