The Green Bay Packers named Jim Hostler offense – pass game coordinator on Jan. 24, 2018.
Hostler brings 28 years of coaching experience to the Packers, including 18 in the NFL. He has spent the past three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, first as wide receivers coach (2015) and then as tight ends coach (2016-17). He tutored TE Jack Doyle, who ranked No. 2 in the league among tight ends with 80 receptions in 2017, the second most by a tight end in franchise history. In 2015, Hostler helped guide WR T.Y. Hilton to his second career Pro Bowl selection as he became just the third player in team history to post three straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons. In 2014, Hostler was an offensive assistant for the Buffalo Bills after coaching wide receivers for the Baltimore Ravens from 2008-13. He was with the San Francisco 49ers from 2005-07, serving as quarterbacks coach for the first two years and the final season as offensive coordinator. In 2003, he coached quarterbacks for the New York Jets and added wide receivers to his duties in 2004. Hostler began his NFL career as an offensive assistant/quality control for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2000 and held the same title with the New Orleans Saints in 2001. He was also the assistant wide receivers coach for the Saints in 2002. Prior to the NFL, Hostler coached 10 years in college, spending nine years tutoring a variety of positions at his alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1990-92, 1994-99), and one season at Juniata College (1993).