Sunday, April 16, 2017
Adam Gase Hires Father-In-Law as Consultant
There was talk when Vance Joseph left for Denver and linebackers coach Matt Burke was promoted to defensive coordinator that Vitt would replace Burke as the Dolphins linebackers coach but Gase went in a different direction. Now Gase has brought on his wife's father in a "consultant" role and not part of the coaching staff. I don't expect Vitt to have a major role with the organization in any way. To me Vitt is someone who might sit in on defensive meetings and give some thoughts or opinions but clearly be someone who is in the background and not have a big voice in how things are run. Vitt may also just be a good sounding board for Matt Burke who is a first time defensive coordinator and be someone Burke can bounce ideas off as well.
Jennifer Gase, the daughter of Joe Vitt, married Adam Gase about 9 years ago and they have three children together. There is a funny anecdote that Adam tells that Joe Vitt gave him permission to marry his daughter the very first time he ever met him.
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