The Denver Broncos on Tuesday named Mike Shula as the team’s quarterbacks coach.
Shula, who was the head football coach the University of Alabama from 2003-06, comes to the Broncos from the New York Giants, where he served as offensive coordinator under Pat Shurmur.
Shurmur was fired by the Giants on Dec. 30 and Shula was not retained by New York’s new coach, Joe Judge.
Shula’s hiring re-teams him with Shurmur, who is now Denver’s offensive coordinator.
"Mike is a well-respected coach around the league, especially when it comes to developing quarterbacks," Denver head coach Vic Fangio said in a news release. "The familiarity he has with [offensive coordinator] Pat [Shurmur] is an added bonus, but what’s most impressive is Mike’s proven track record coaching quarterbacks at many different stages of their careers. We’re fortunate to add someone with his depth of experience, coaching ability and unique perspective to our staff."
Shula has coached for 28 years in the NFL, with stops as an assistant in Tampa Bay, Miami, Carolina, Jacksonville and Chicago. UA remains the only head coaching job in his career.
Shula, the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula, played quarterback at UA from 1983-1986.