The Chicago Bears hired Harry Hiestand as the team’s offensive line coach on Wednesday.
Hiestand returns to the Bears on new head coach Matt Nagy’s staff after stints at the University of Tennessee (2010-11) and Notre Dame (2012-17). He also previously served as Chicago’s offensive line coach from 2005 to 2009.
Hiestand, who will be entering his sixth year in the NFL, brings 36 years of coaching experience to the Bears’ staff, including 32 as an offensive line coach.
Hiestand was a member of the Bears’ coaching staff that not only helped Chicago win division championships in 2005 and 2006, but also advanced to Super Bowl XLI after the ’06 season.
On the other side of the ball, there was no official word on the status of defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who the team is trying to bring back, on Wednesday, a day after reports of his imminent signing.
The situation is tricky, because Fangio was a candidate for the Bears’ head coaching position that instead went to Nagy