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Vikings Conclude Initial Interview with Sean Desai for Defensive Coordinator Job


EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Tuesday confirmed they have interviewed Sean Desai for their open defensive coordinator position.

Desai is currently the Associate Head Coach — Defense for the Seattle Seahawks, whom he first joined in 2022.

NCAA/NFL Coaching Career

2006-10 Temple Defensive & Special Teams Coach

2011 University of Miami Assistant Director of Football Operations

2012 Boston College Running Backs Coach & Special Teams Coordinator

2013-18 Chicago Bears Defensive Quality Control

2019-20 Chicago Bears Safeties Coach

2021 Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator

2022 Seattle Seahawks Associate Head Coach — Defense


Desai earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy and political science from Boston University in 2004, a Master's in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Columbia in 2005 and a doctorate in educational administration from Temple in 2008.


Desai was born April 21, 1983, and attended Shelton High School in his Connecticut hometown.