BEREA -- The Cleveland Browns have added two more coaches to the team. Bobby Babich has been selected as their assistant defensive backs coach and Daron Roberts will work as their defensive quality control coach. This news also comes with the announcement that Shawn Mennenga (special teams assistant) will be retained from last year's staff.
"I got to know Bobby well during our time together in Carolina and see him as an outstanding young coach," head coach Rob Chudzinski says. "Daron is an extremely bright individual and will greatly support our defensive staff."
Babich spent the past two seasons with the Carolina Panthers as a defensive assistant (2012) and administrative assistant for the coaching staff (2011).
Prior to joining the Panthers, he served as secondary coach at Eastern Illinois University from 2007-2010. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Babich began his coaching career in 2006 as a graduate assistant at Kent State University, where he worked with future NFL Draft picks Usama Young and Jack Williams.
Babich was a four-year letterman as a cornerback at North Dakota State University. His father, Bob, has coached in the NFL since 2003 and is currently the defensive coordinator with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Bobby Babich's coaching background:
2006: Kent State University, graduate assistant
2007-2010: Eastern Illinois University, secondary
2011: Carolina Panthers, administrative assistant for the coaching staff
2012: Carolina Panthers, defensive assistant
2013: Cleveland Browns, assistant defensive backs
Roberts spent the past two seasons at West Virginia University, first coaching the wide receivers/special teams returners (2011) and then the cornerbacks (2012).
Prior to West Virginia, Roberts spent two seasons (2009-2010) as the Detroit Lions' assistant secondary coach.
In 2009, the Lions finished fifth in the NFL with 21 interceptions.Prior to Detroit, Roberts spent two seasons (2007-08) with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a volunteer coach in 2007 and was hired as defensive quality control assistant in 2008.
Daron Roberts' coaching background:
2007: Kansas City Chiefs, volunteer
2008: Kansas City Chiefs, defensive quality control assistant
2009-2010: Detroit Lions, assistant secondary
2011: West Virginia University, wide receivers and special teams returners
2012: West Virginia University, cornerbacks
2013: Cleveland Browns, defensive quality control