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Chris Meidt Hired As Offensive Assistant

The Washington Redskins announce Feb. 12 that they have named Chris Meidt to their coaching staff as an offensive assistant.

Meidt, who has spent the past six seasons as the head football coach at St. Olaf College (Minnesota), will work closely with the offensive staff and newly named Redskins head coach Jim Zorn.

Meidt guided St. Olaf to its third straight eight-win season and has compiled a 40-20 mark since taking over as head coach in 2002. It is first time since 1969-71 that St. Olaf has had eight or more wins in three consecutive seasons.

Prior to joining St. Olaf, Meidt had a successful tenure at Bethel University in St. Paul, where he served as offensive coordinator from 1995 to 2001 and helped lead Bethel to consecutive MIAC crowns in 2000 and 2001.

The American Football Coaches Association named Meidt, who coached five first team All-Americans at Bethel, the 2001 National Assistant Coach of the Year.

A 1988 graduate of Minneota High School in Minneota, Minn., Meidt played quarterback for his father, Gerhard Meidt, a Minnesota Hall of Fame head coach.

He quarterbacked Minneota to the state championship in 1986 and 1987 and was named the Associated Press Minnesota Player of the Year in 1987. He was honored as a two-time All-State quarterback and three-time All-Region quarterback. Meidt set national passing records for career attempts (1,122), completions (646) and touchdown passes (101).

Meidt earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Bethel College in 1992 and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in 1996. He and his wife Allison have three children.

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