December 2, 2021

Cortland grad promoted to Bengals’ QB coach

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The Cincinnati Bengals announced the promotion of Cortland native Dan Pitcher to quarterbacks coach. He replaces Alex Van Pelt, who has left the team.

Pitcher, 33, has been a Bengals assistant coach on offense since 2016. He was an offensive assistant with a focus on wide receivers from 2016-17, then an offensive assistant with a focus on quarterbacks in 2018. He moved into the role of assistant quarterbacks coach last year.

Prior to joining the Bengals, Pitcher spent four seasons in player personnel with the Indianapolis Colts, serving as a scouting assistant from 2012- 13 and a pro scout from 2014-15. He played quarterback at SUNY Cortland from 2008-11 and coached the Red Dragons’ wide receivers in 2012.

“I am excited to promote Dan to quarterbacks coach,” Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said. “Dan is a rising star who has demonstrated that he has a bright future as he continues to take on more responsibility. Dan’s background as a successful college quarterback, along with his experience coaching wide receivers and helping Alex in the quarterback room will allow him to bring great value to that position.”

Pitcher is a 2005 graduate of Cortland High School where he played football, basketball and baseball.