February 20, 2011

Saints promote Tony Oden to secondary coach

As has been long speculated since the departure of secondary coach Dennis Allen, the Saints have promoted Allen's assistant, Tony Oden.

Oden has been with Sean Payton's coaching staff since 2006, serving as an assistant defensive backs coach.  

Before joining the Saints, Oden played college ball at Baldwin-Wallace in Berea, Ohio and coached at the collegiate level for eight years before coaching with the Texans as a defensive backs coach for two seasons.

When Allen left for Denver, it was widely believed that Oden was the leading candidate to replace him. 

The promotion was first reported by Brian Allee-Walsh of NewOrleans.com.

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