Saints hire Kris Richard as Secondary Coach, per Report

New Orleans Saints will hire Kris Richard as their defensive backs coach, according to NFL Insider's Ian Rapoport.

The New Orleans Saints will hire Kris Richard as their new defensive backs coach, per a report from NFL Insider's Ian Rapoport.  

Richard will take over former Saints' defensive backs coach Aaron Glenn who departed to join Dan Campbell's Detroit Lions coaching staff as their defensive coordinator.

Richard's career spans from his days as an NFL player (Seattle, Miami, San Francisco, and Oakland) to being a defensive coach in Seattle Seahawks (2010-2017) and the Dallas Cowboys (2018-2019).

He led Seattle Seahawks' legendary secondary, the "Legion of Boom," to two Super Bowl visits.  The Seahawk's defense dominated Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos with a 43-8 victory in Super Bowl XLVIII.  Richard coached Pro Bowl defensive backs, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas.  He left Seattle in 2017 after serving as their defensive coordinator from 2015-2017.

In 2018, Richard became a Dallas defensive staff member as the team's defensive backs coach, player-caller, and passing game coordinator.

Richard played high school football in Gardena, California.  He played for Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll at the University of Southern California as a cornerback from 1998-2001.