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Brayden Coombs
Assistant Special Teams/Quality Control coach
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Brayden Coombs in 2013 enters his second season in a full staff position with the Bengals, and though he will retain an on-field role coaching wide receivers, he will focus his attention more this season toward special teams. He will serve as assistant special teams/quality control coach, aiding special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons. Last season, Coombs served as an offensive assistant, after serving as assistant to the staff (primarily on offense) the previous two years.
Brayden Coombs in 2013 enters his second season in a full staff position with the Bengals, and though he will retain an on-field role coaching wide receivers, he will focus his attention more this season toward special teams. He will serve as assistant special teams/quality control coach, aiding special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons. Last season, Coombs served as an offensive assistant, after serving as assistant to the staff (primarily on offense) the previous two years.
 
His expanded role with special teams will include being in full charge of selected meetings, and he will take an active role in game planning and film study. The special teams unit in 2013 returns all three of its specialists—LS Clark Harris, P Kevin Huber and K Mike Nugent—as well as seven of its eight leading tacklers from ’12.

Coombs in 2012 aided in the development of a young and talented Bengals receiving corps, which on opening day averaged 23.5 years of age. Six of the seven receivers who saw game action in ’12 had less than three years of experience, as the receiving corps as a whole accounted for 220 receptions, 2712 yards and 22 TDs. Each of those numbers was up significantly from 2011 (183-2403-14).

A.J. Green, the most recognized receiver of the group, continued his rapid development in 2012 and is now widely known as one of the top receivers in the game. He continued to set league and team records last season, and he earned a second straight appearance in the Pro Bowl, this time as a starter.

Development played a key role with the rest of the receiving corps, as contributions came from several areas as the season progressed. Andrew Hawkins logged career highs in every offensive category, developing from a steady special teams and offensive contributor in 2011 to one of Cincinnati’s top offensive threats in ’12. Rookies Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu both dealt with injuries, but were regular contributors and earned starting positions when healthy. Armon Binns, Brandon Tate and Ryan Whalen all made contributions to the offense throughout the season as well.

Coombs first joined the Bengals in December 2009 as a coaching intern, and was elevated to coaching assistant before the 2010 season. He spent 2010 working primarily with the defensive staff, focusing on the defensive backs and assisting with video breakdown and game-plan construction.

Prior to joining the Bengals, Coombs played collegiately at Miami (OH) from 2005-09, where he lettered four times. He spent two seasons as a DB, and then was switched to WR for his final three years. He set a school record for receptions in a game (14) in his final appearance as a senior, against Buffalo.

Coombs is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Colerain High School. He earned a degree in business from Miami. His father, Kerry, is the cornerbacks coach at Ohio State.

PLAYING AND COACHING HISTORY2005-09: Played DB and WR at Miami University. 2010-11: Coaching assistant, Bengals. 2012-present —AC, Bengals.

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