Vikings hire Southern Illinois asst Dalmin Gibson as asst special teams coach

The Minnesota Vikings are continuing to re-work their coaching staff after losing six assistants this offseason and they have found a replacement for former assistant special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica.

According to On3 Sports’ Matt Zenitz, the Vikings are hiring Southern Illinois special teams coordinator and defensive ends coach Dalmin Gibson as an assistant special teams coach.

Prior to accepting the job with the Vikings, Gibson was a graduate assistant at Colorado and an analyst at Michigan State. While with the Spartans, a source tells Vikings Wire that he was a massive part of punter Bryce Baringer’s success.

Wide receiver Jayden Reed was also an all-Big Ten punt returner in his last year with the Spartans in 2021. That could be a connection to keep in mind come April’s draft.

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Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire