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Coaches headshot from 2023 of Michael Hutchings taken at TCOPC in Eagan, MN.

Michael Hutchings

Assistant Defensive Backs


Michael Hutchings joins the Vikings as the assistant defensive backs coach for his first season in the NFL, after serving as the outside linebackers coach at Western Kentucky. Hutchings brings five years of coaching experience to Head Coach Kevin O'Connell's staff.

Hutchings joins the Vikings after previous stints at Western Kentucky (2022), Oregon (2021) and USC (2018-20). During his time at USC, Hutchings helped lead a dramatic improvement in USC's defense from 2019 to 2020, with total yards allowed per game dropping from 408.7 to 369.7 and passing yards allowed per game falling from 246.2 to 216.3. The Trojans had 16 forced turnovers in the shortened six-game 2020 season after getting 16 in 13 games in 2019.