Updated: 02/06/2014 11:06 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson
Head Coach Mike Zimmer
The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their assistants under new coach Mike Zimmer, including special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, the target of a discrimination complaint by one of his former players.
The Vikings announced Thursday that Priefer will be one of seven holdovers from the previous staff, along with offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, wide receivers coach George Stewart and others.
Norv Turner will mark his 30th year of coaching in the NFL as the offensive coordinator, as widely reported for weeks, and George Edwards will be the defensive coordinator.
Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has alleged that Priefer made anti-gay comments around the team and claimed he was released last year because of his outspoken support of gay marriage. The Vikings launched an independent investigation.
Here’s the list, courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings:
Mike Zimmer Head Coach
George Edwards Defensive Coordinator
Mike Priefer Special Teams Coordinator
Norv Turner Offensive Coordinator
Robb Akey Assistant Defensive Line
Jeff Davidson Offensive Line
Ryan Ficken Assistant Special Teams
Johnathan Gannon Assistant Defensive Backs / Quality Control
Jerry Gray Defensive Backs
Jeff Howard Defensive Assistant
Klint Kubiak Assistant Wide Receivers / Quality Control
Andre Patterson Defensive Line
Drew Petzing Coaching Assistant
Kevin Stefanski Tight Ends
George Stewart Wide Receivers
Scott Turner Quarterbacks
Kirby Wilson Running Backs
Adam Zimmer Linebackers
The Associated Press contributed to this report.