Aaron Kromer Tabbed To Coach Saints
Offensive line coach Aaron Kromer, who is entering his fifth year with the New Orleans Saints, was named as the team’s interim head coach on Wednesday.
Actually, the 45-year-old Kromer will become the interim coach to the interim coach. Kromer will will the interim coach for the Saints for the first six games, while assistant head coach Joe Vitt serves his suspension for his connection with the the NFL’s bounty investigation.
Vit has been the interim coach for the Saints since mid-April, when Sean Payton began serving his year-long suspension by the league.
Kromer began his coaching career in the college ranks in 1992 at Miami University, coaching the tight ends and the offensive line, where he stayed until 2000, when he left to take the position of offensive line coach at Northwestern.
In 2001, Kromer landed his first NFL position, with the Oakland Raiders, as assistant offensive line coach, until being elevated to offensive line coach the following year.
In 2005, Kromer left Oakland for Tampa Bay, where he was a senior assistant/offensive line coach for the Buccaneers until 2008, when he joined the Saints’ staff.
Kromer coach the Saints’ runing back in 2008, before shifting to the offensive line the following year.