The Packers named Tim McGarigle defensive quality control coach on Feb. 27, 2017.
McGarigle (mac-GARGLE) joins the Packers after spending 2016 as the linebackers coach at the University of Illinois. In his only season in Champaign, he helped Hardy Nickerson and Tre Watson to 100-plus tackle seasons, with each player being named All-Big Ten honorable mention. Prior to joining Illinois, McGarigle coached linebackers at Western Michigan from 2012-15, adding run game coordinator duties in 2014-15. He played at Northwestern, finishing his college career with an FBS-record (since 2000) 545 total tackles. McGarigle was selected in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams and played in 12 games for the Rams in 2007. The Chicago native returned to his alma mater after his playing career and was the defensive quality control assistant and graduate assistant for the Wildcats in 2011.