Chudzinski replaces former offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, who was fired by head coach Chuck Pagano on Nov. 3. Chudzinski took over play-calling duties after the team decided to part ways with Hamilton.
The 47-year-old was hired by the Colts as a special assistant to Pagano before the 2014 season. The two have history working together going back to their college coaching days, working at Miami from 1996-2000.
Chudzinski spent one unsuccessful season as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, finishing with a 4–12 record in 2013. He previously worked as the offensive coordinator of the Browns from 2007-2008 and the Carolina Panthers from 2011-2012.
The Colts ended the season with an 8–8 record, finishing second in the AFC South and failing to make the playoffs.