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Browns interview Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski for head coach

The Browns on Thursday interviewed Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski for the team's head coach opening.

Stefanski, who took over as Minnesota's play-caller late in the 2018 season, is the third candidate to interview. Gregg Williams, who was the Browns' interim head coach during the second half of the 2018 season, interviewed Tuesday and former NFL coach Jim Caldwell interviewed Wednesday.

Stefanski, who has worked under three different Vikings head coaches, is the longest tenured coach in Minnesota after wrapping up his 13th season. He was elevated from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator in Week 15 and guided the unit to two of its best showings of the season. The Vikings scored 41 points against the Dolphins in Stefanski's debut and followed with 27 the following week in a win over the Lions.

A defensive back at Penn, Stefanski joined the Vikings in 2006 after serving as an operations intern with the Eagles. He was an assistant to head coach Brad Childress from 2006-08 before taking over as assistant quarterbacks coach, a role he'd hold for four seasons.

Stefanski gained valuable experience with other position groups on the offensive side of the ball, working with the team's tight ends from 2014-15 and the running backs in 2016 before assuming the role as quarterbacks coach in 2017.

Bio Blast

Kevin Stefanski - Vikings offensive coordinator
Age: 36
Hometown: Wayne, Pennsylvania
College: Penn
NFL Experience: 13 years