ENGLEWOOD, Colo. The Denver Broncos hired Brian Callahan as a coaching assistant, it was announced Tuesday.
This completes the Broncos 2010 coaching staff.
Callahan, 25, enters his fifth season of coaching and first in the NFL after previous stops in the collegiate and high school ranks.
He began his coaching career at UCLA in 2006 as a graduate assistant in the Bruins football operations department and also helped coach the defense. In 2007, he was responsible for breaking down UCLA opponents game video, aiding coaches with game preparation, directing the defensive scout team and breaking down opponents special teams units.
A former walk-on quarterback for the Bruins who earned a scholarship, Callahan received a bachelors degree in sociology from UCLA in 2006 before earning a masters degree in education from the school in 2008.
Callahan spent the last two years coaching at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif., where he also held additional responsibilities as an assistant in its Academic Resource Center. He coached the schools quarterbacks in 2008 before becoming offensive coordinator in 2009.
During his prep playing career at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., Callahan was part of the schools national-record 151-game winning streak while playing with several future NFL players, including Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams and Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
Born on June 10, 1984, in Champaign, Ill., Callahans father, Bill, is the assistant head coach/offensive line for the New York Jets and has served as the head coach for the Oakland Raiders and the University of Nebraska.