(NEW YORK) — Joe Philbin has helped shaped Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the team’s offense into one of the NFL’s best. Now he’s taking his talents to South Beach. The Miami Dolphins are set to hire the former Packers offensive coordinator as the team’s new head coach.
It has been a whirlwind for Philbin over the past two weeks. On January 7, Philbin conducted his first interview with the Dolphins. Just one day later, the body of Joe’s son Michael was found in Oshkosh after he drowned. Despite the loss of his son, Philbin coached during the Packers playoff game against the New York Giants.
Philbin has been with Green Bay since 2003. He became the team’s offensive coordinator in 2007. During games, Philbin would put the offensive game plan together, while head coach Mike McCarthy would call the plays. Despite having 28-years of coaching experience, Philbin has no head coaching experience. This past season, the Packers were first in the NFL with 35.0 points per game, while the Dolphins were 20th at 20.6 points per game.
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN