Vikings Announce Addition of Kubiak Duo and Pariani to Coaching Staff

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings are bringing in a handful of veteran assistant coaches on offense, including a former Super Bowl-winning head coach in Gary Kubiak.

Minnesota announced the addition of three coaches, including Kubiak, on Monday evening.

Kubiak will be the assistant head coach/offensive advisor, while his son, Klint, will be the quarterbacks coach. Brian Pariani is the new tight ends coach.

Gary Kubiak has nearly 10 years of head coaching experience in the NFL and has an 82-75 overall regular-season record. He is also 5-2 in seven career playoff games.

He was the head coach in Houston for nearly eight seasons from 2006-2013 and went 61-64 while leading the Texans to a pair of AFC South titles and two playoff appearances.

Kubiak then spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons as the head coach in Denver, compiling a 21-11 record.

He is also a four-time Super Bowl champion, and won his three most recent rings with the Broncos, including as Denver’s head coach in a 24-10 win in Super Bowl 50 against Carolina.

Kubiak also won back-to-back Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998 when he was the Broncos offensive coordinator. Denver’s offense ranked first in yards and points per game in 1997, and the Broncos were second in yards and third in points per game in 1998.

The 57-year-old earned his first Super Bowl ring in 1994 as the quarterbacks coach with the San Francisco 49ers.

Klint Kubiak joins the Vikings for his second stint with the organization. He was a quality control/assistant wide receivers coach in Minnesota in 2013 and 2014.

Kubiak coached at the University of Kansas in 2015 but has spent the previous three seasons with the Broncos as an offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach.

Pariani is close with Gary Kubiak, as the two worked together for all but one season (2005) from 1994-2016.

Pariani was Denver’s tight ends coach from 1995 to 2004 before becoming the offensive coordinator at Syracuse for one season. He then coached tight ends in Houston under Kubiak from 2006 to 2013, and in Baltimore in 2014 when Kubiak was the Ravens offensive coordinator.

The 53-year-old was then the tight ends coach in 2015 and 2016 with Kubiak in Denver.

The trio of new coaches will work alongside Vikings Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski, who was elevated to that role last week.

Minnesota’s offense ranked 19th with 22.5 points per game in 2018, and the offense was 20th overall with an average of 345.6 yards per game.

Gary Kubiak’s Background

Player

1979-82............. Texas A&M (Quarterback)

1983-91............. Denver Broncos (Quarterback)

Coach

1992-93............. Texas A&M (Running Backs)

1994.................. San Francisco 49ers (Quarterbacks)

1995-2002......... Denver Broncos (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)

2003-05............. Denver Broncos (Offensive Coordinator)

2006-13............. Houston Texans (Head Coach)

2014.................. Baltimore Ravens (Offensive Coordinator)

2015-16............. Denver Broncos (Head Coach)

2017-18............. Denver Broncos (Senior Personnel Advisor)

2019-................. Minnesota Vikings (Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Advisor)

Brian Pariani’s Background

Coach

1989.................. UCLA (Offensive Graduate Assistant)

1990.................. San Francisco 49ers (Scouting Assistant)

1991-94............. San Francisco 49ers (Offensive Coaches Assistant)

1995-2004......... Denver Broncos (Tight Ends)

2005.................. Syracuse (Offensive Coordinator)

2006-13............. Houston Texans (Tight Ends)

2014.................. Baltimore Ravens (Tight Ends)

2015-16............. Denver Broncos (Tight Ends)

2019-................. Minnesota Vikings (Tight Ends)

Klint Kubiak’s Background

Player

2005-09............. Colorado State (Defensive Back)

Coach

2010-11............. Texas A&M (Quality Control/Offense)

2012.................. Texas A&M (Graduate Assistant/Inside Receivers)

2013-14............. Minnesota Vikings (Quality Control/Assistant Wide Receivers)

2015.................. University of Kansas (Wide Receivers)

2016-18............. Denver Broncos (Offensive Assistant/Quarterbacks)

2019-................. Minnesota Vikings (Quarterbacks)

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