Freddie Kitchens (44) was named head coach of the Cleveland Browns on Jan. 12, 2019. Kitchens was originally hired as associate head coach/running backs coach at the start of the 2018 season, and was promoted to offensive coordinator in midseason with head coach Hue Jackson and then-offensive coordinator Todd Haley were let go. Kitchens earned praise for his work with rookie QB Baker Mayfield after taking over as OC.
Kitchens, who played quarterback for the University of Alabama, was a graduate assistant under Nick Saban at LSU in 2000. He coached at various colleges before getting his first NFL job as tight ends coach for the Dallas Cowboys, hired by Bill Parcells, in 2006. He then spent 11 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, first as tight ends coach (2007-12), then quarterbacks coach (2013-16) and then once season as running backs coach (2017).