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Browns Announce Hiring of Schiefelbein as VP of Football Operations

The Browns announced today the additions of Kent Johnston as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Mark Schiefelbein as Vice President – Football Operations.

Johnston brings more than 25 years of coaching experience on both the collegiate and professional levels to the Browns, most recently spending two years as the strength and conditioning coach at the University of Alabama (2004-05). He spent the last four years in the non-profit and business sector. Prior to his tenure in Tuscaloosa, Johnston spent 17 seasons in the NFL as the strength and conditioning coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987-91), Green Bay Packers (1992-98) and Seattle Seahawks (1999-2003). In 1997, he was honored as the “Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year” by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches’ Society. Johnston also had collegiate stops at Northwestern State University (1979-80), University of Louisiana at Monroe (1980-81) and Alabama (1983-86). Born in Mexia, Johnston is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin where he played defensive back.

Schiefelbein spent the previous 20 years in the NFL, including the last 18 with the Green Bay Packers (1992-2009), most recently serving as the Director of Football Administration/Communications. He also spent two years (1990-91) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During his NFL tenure he has worked public relations, community relations and operations. He broke into the league as an intern with the Packers in 1989. A native of Reedsburg, Wis., Schiefelbein is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

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