Ken Zampese


College: University of San Diego

Hometown: Santa Maria, California

Experience: 32 years


Ken Zampese was named quarterbacks coach on Jan. 12, 2018. He has been an NFL coach the past 20 years.

Zampese (pronounced zam-PEE-zee) spent the past 15 years with the Cincinnati Bengals. He spent 2016 and part of the 2017 season as offensive coordinator after serving as quarterbacks coach for 13 seasons (2003-15). He helped shape two of the best passers in Bengals history in Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton. Zampese served as quarterbacks coach for Palmer’s first seven NFL seasons (2004-10) and for Dalton’s first five (2011-15). Zampese helped develop each to multiple Pro Bowl selections as well as numerous franchise records. Dalton, a second-round pick in 2011, became just the second quarterback in the Super Bowl era to lead his team to the playoffs in each of his first five seasons. Palmer led the NFL with 33 passing touchdowns in 2005. In 2004, Zampese helped quarterback Jon Kitna set several career highs en route to being named the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year.