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Ed Donatell

Defensive Coordinator


Ed Donatell enters his first season with the Minnesota Vikings as defensive coordinator after spending the past three seasons as defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos (2019-21). The veteran defensive coach brings 31 seasons of NFL experience to Head Coach Kevin O'Connell's staff.

In his 31 seasons in the NFL, Donatell has helped coach teams to 13 playoff appearances and three Super Bowl berths. He was part of the Denver's back-to-back Super Bowl championships during the 1997 (XXXII) and 1998 (XXXIII) seasons, serving as the defensive backs coach from 1995-99. Donatell has helped send 21 players to the Pro Bowl and six players earn All-Pro. 

He has worked as a defensive coordinator four separate times - the Denver Broncos (2019-21), University of Washington (2008), Atlanta Falcons (2004-06) and the Green Bay Packers (2000-03).