The Washington Commanders have announced the appointment of Larry Izzo as their new special teams coordinator, according to Ben Standig of TheAthletic.com. Izzo joins the Commanders after spending the past three seasons as a special teams coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks, where he initially took on the role on an interim basis in 2020.
Izzo’s extensive experience as both a player and a coach makes him a valuable addition to the Commanders’ coaching staff. Before joining the Seahawks, Izzo served as a special teams coordinator for the Houston Texans from 2016-2017 and an assistant special teams coordinator for the New York Giants from 2011-2015.
His successful playing career began in 1996 when he entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins and went on to play in 20 games for various NFL teams, including the New England Patriots and New York Jets. Izzo was selected to three Pro Bowls during his playing career and won three Super Bowl titles with the Patriots before transitioning into coaching.
Izzo’s leadership will be crucial in enhancing Washington’s special teams performance in the upcoming season, making him an essential member of their coaching staff.