The Packers have announced some changes for their coaching staff heading into the 2020 season. Luke Getsy and Jason Vrable were with the team last year and are being promoted. Butch Barry is being brought on staff from the University of Miami (FL). All three will be key assistant coaches or analysts next season.
Originally from Sturgeon Bay, WI, Butch Barry will be starting his 18th season as a coach on the collegiate or NFL level. In 2020, he will have the position of senior analyst. Last season, Barry was the offensive line coach for the Hurricanes. His last NFL job was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with whom he was the assistant offensive line coach. Barry has previously coached offensive lines on the college level for Central Michigan, Southwest Minnesota State, Michigan Tech, and North Greenville University. In addition to coaching the offensive line at NCU, he was also the team’s offensive coordinator from 2007-2009.
In his second stint with the Packers, Getsy will now be the quarterbacks/passing game coordinator. Last season, he was a key figure in helping Aaron Rodgers reach his eighth Pro Bowl selection. He spent 2018 as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for Mississippi State. Prior to that, he was the Packers’ wide receivers coach from 2016-2017. He first joined the Packers in 2014 as an offensive quality control coach.
After spending six seasons coaching on the college level, Vrable is entering his eighth season as a NFL assistant coach. Vrable was an offensive assistant for Green Bay last year, and will now be the team’s wide receivers’ coach. Vrable’s previous NFL experience came with the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. With the Jets, Vrable held the title of offensive assistant, the same position he held last year with the Packers. In Buffalo, Vrable was the offensive quality control coach for three seasons before becoming the assistant quarterbacks coach for one year. He also held the title of interim running backs coach during that season (2016).
Follow me on Twitter at @MrAdams88 and follow us @OTHWisconsin for more great content. Also, be sure to check out the Overtime Heroics Forums page to join in on the discussion. To read more of our articles and keep up to date on the latest in Wisconsin sports, click here!