The Green Bay Packers named Joe Whitt Jr. defense – pass game coordinator on Jan. 24, 2018.
Whitt enters his 11th season with the Packers, having worked as the secondary – cornerbacks coach for the past nine seasons (2009-17). In that role, he helped Green Bay rank in the top 10 in the league over that span in interceptions (No. 1, 176), opponent completion percentage (No. 7, 59.8) and opponent passer rating (No. 9, 83.2). Under Whitt’s guidance, CB Damarious Randall (2015-17) became the first Packer since CB Tim Lewis (1983-85) to register three-plus INTs in each of his first three seasons in the league. Whitt also tutored CBs Sam Shields (2014) and Tramon Williams (2010) to Pro Bowl selections and helped veteran CB Charles Woodson earn NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors from The Associated Press in 2009. Whitt joined the Packers in 2008 as a defensive quality control coach. He began his NFL career as an assistant defensive backs coach for the Atlanta Falcons in 2007 after five seasons coaching at the collegiate level, first as wide receivers coach at The Citadel (2002) and then as cornerbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Louisville (2003-06). A wide receiver at Auburn University, Whitt spent his final two seasons at the school (2000-01) assisting the coaching staff after his playing career was cut short by injury.