NEW ORLEANS (Feb. 7, 2006) -- The Saints hired four assistants to work under new coach Sean Payton -- Pete Carmichael Jr. (quarterbacks), Tom Hayes (defensive backs), Curtis Johnson (wide receivers) and Terry Malone (tight ends).
Carmichael spent the last four seasons with the San Diego Chargers as assistant wide receivers and quality control coach. Carmichael joined the Chargers after working in 2001 in a similar capacity with the Washington Redskins. In 2000, he was the tight ends coach and an offensive assistant with the Cleveland Browns.
Hayes was the defensive coordinator-secondary coach at Stanford last season. Hayes has more than 30 years of coaching experience, including stints as defensive coordinator for UCLA, Oklahoma and Kansas. He also coached the secondary for the Washington Redskins for six years (1995-00).
Johnson spent the past 10 years with the University of Miami. He worked with wide receivers Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne and Santana Moss, all now in the NFL.
Malone was the offensive coordinator and tight ends coach at Michigan for the last four years. It was part of a nine-year stint with the Wolverines, including coaching the offensive line from 1997-01. In his first season at Michigan, the school won the national title.