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Adam Gase Hired As Miami Dolphins Head Coach
- Updated: January 9, 2016
The Miami Dolphins have hired Adam Gase as their next head coach. Gase was the only candidate to get a second interview and it stuck with the team.
“We did exhaustive research on all of the candidates ahead of time and conducted thorough and detailed interviews with each person,” Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said in a statement. “In the end, I was convinced and the search committee was unanimous Adam was the right leader for our football team who best met all of our priorities. He has high energy, is competitive and driven to win with a mindset of teaching and developing players.”
Gase was formally introduced at at press conference Saturday and becomes the Dolphins’ ninth coach since 2004. He will also have the final say in the teams 53 man roster next season.
“I’ve been in this profession since I was 18,” Gase said at an introductory news conference. “That’s more than half my life. The last three years it’s an accelerated growth. Age is only a number. You get older really quick. Every week is a growing experience.”
At 37, Gase becomes the league’s youngest head coach. He has no head-coaching experience but has been a target of NFL coaching searches for at least the last three years. Gase is the former offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears and becomes Miami’s fourth consecutive hire with no prior head-coaching experience, joining Joe Philbin, Tony Sparano and Cam Cameron. He is considered a “quarterback guru,” a highly coveted trait for Miami. That status should help current starter Ryan Tannehill as Gase has worked with Peyton Manning and Jay Cuttler in recent years.