It's official: Kitchens is Browns head coach

Berea- The Browns have officially named Freddie Kitchens as their new head coach.

The 44-year-old offensive coordinator began the 2018 season as the team's associate head coach/running backs coach, and helped guide the Browns' dramatic improvement as the season unfolded.

Kitchens is a thirteen-year NFL veteran and the seventh candidate to interview for the job.

“It’s an honor to be named the head coach of the Cleveland Browns,” Kitchens said. “As I’ve said before, I think Cleveland and I get along pretty well. 

My family and I have really enjoyed our time with this organization and in this community over the last year. 

I’m grateful for the opportunity and responsibility Dee and Jimmy Haslam have granted me.

 John Dorsey led a thorough search process and I was excited about having the opportunity to come in and talk about my vision for the future of this football team. 

There are a lot of great people in this front office that I’m excited to continue to work alongside with a singular focus on winning.

 I’ve been to one Super Bowl that didn’t end the way I wanted it to and that disappointing memory is what really drives me. 

Our goal is to work extremely hard to earn the right to raise that Lombardi Trophy for our fans and this city.”

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The team will formally introduce him on Monday.

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