McGeoghan Named Assistant Head Football Coach
BOULDER – University of Colorado wide receivers coach Phil McGeoghan has been named as the program's assistant head coach, head coach Karl Dorrell announced Friday.
McGeoghan, 42, had joined Dorrell's staff last January 18. A 15-year veteran in the coaching profession overall, prior to coming to CU he was the receivers coach with the Los Angeles Chargers for three seasons (2018-20).
"Phil has been a valuable addition and has made an immediate impact on our program," Dorrell said. "He is an excellent position coach and has strong communication skills, and I believe he is a rising star in our profession who has a future as a head coach."
He has almost evenly split his time in the coaching ranks with three teams in the National Football League (eight years) and in the collegiate ranks (seven seasons). In addition to the Chargers, he also has been on NFL staffs at Miami (2012-15) and Buffalo (2017). Collegiately, he previous coached at Maine, South Florida, East Carolina and now Colorado.
Though he has been on the CU staff for six months, Dorrell had a previous relationship with McGeoghan. As an assistant under Mike Shanahan with the Denver Broncos from 2000-02, he coached him for two seasons when he was a receiver and special teams performer.
"I am so grateful to Coach Dorrell and the entire CU family for this opportunity," McGeoghan said. "Having the ability to be a direct extension of the core values, leadership and vision of this prestigious university is a true blessing. And the privilege of developing, cultivating and sustaining meaningful relationships with all the players on this roster is the most inspiring part of this journey.
"Again, thank you to Karl, Rick George and everybody connected to the CU program," he added. "Now it's time to get to work."
McGeoghan was a four-year letterman at wide receiver in college, first as a freshman at Boston University in 1997 and then three times for the University of Maine. He signed with the New York Jets as a free agent ahead of the 2001 season and went on to play with the Jets, Broncos, New Orleans Saints and the Oakland Raiders as well as in Europe with the Berlin Thunder.
Among some of the top receivers he has coached during his career include Keenan Allen and Mike Williams (Chargers), Jarvis Landry and Brian Hartline (Miami Dolphins) and Zay Jones (who he tutored at East Carolina who now stars for the Las Vegas Raiders).
(Last name is pronounced mick-gaig-in; gaig as in craig.)