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Cortland Native Pitcher Named Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Coordinator


Cortland native Dan Pitcher, has been named the new Offensive Coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals, the team announced Wednesday. Pitcher was the team’s Quarterbacks coach prior to the promotion.

Pitcher first joined the Bengals in 2016 as an Offensive Assistant before being promoted to Assistant Quarterbacks coach in 2019 and then Quarterbacks coach in 2020. His work with the Bengals has led to Quarterback Joe Burrow to be considered one the the best signal callers in the NFL. Prior to his career in the NFL, he was the wide receivers coach for SUNY Cortland.

His experience in the NFL goes back to 2012, when he was hired to be a scouting assistant for the Indianapolis Colts; in 2014, he was promoted to pro scout by the team.

Pitcher attended SUNY Cortland from 2009 to ‘11. At the school, he was a quarterback for the Red Dragons and a finalist for the Gagliardi Trophy (Division III equivalent to the Heisman Trophy) during his senior year. Pitcher graduated with a bachelor’s in psychology in 2010 and a masters in sports management in 2011.

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