It’s been a long road for Luke Getsy since graduating from Steel Valley in 2002, but the Munhall, Pa. native is finally getting his chance to run an NFL offense.
The Chicago Bears announced have officially announced Getsy as the new offensive coordinator. He leaves the Green Bay Packers where he’s served as the Packers’ quarterbacks coach since 2019 and passing game coordinator since 2020.
We have hired Luke Getsy as our offensive coordinator.
Welcome to Chicago, Luke! 🐻⬇️
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 30, 2022
Getsy enrolled at Pitt out of Steel Valley, but after little playing time during his first two seasons in Pittsburgh, he transferred to Akron. He threw for 6,117 yards and 41 touchdowns during his two seasons as a Zip, leading Akron to its first conference championship.
After signing with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent, Getsy turned to coaching after his NFL shot fizzled out.
Getsy began as a graduate assistant at Akron before serving as the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at Division II West Virginia Wesleyan. He returned to Pitt as a graduate assistant under Dave Wannstedt in 2010 before jumping back to Division II with Indiana University (Pa.) once again as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks’ coach.
After a short tenure with IUP, he returned to Division I football as the wide receivers coach at Western Michigan in 2013 for a season before beginning his first stint with the Packers as an offensive quality control coach and eventual wide receivers coach.
Getsy took a job with Mississippi State as its new offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2018, his first major offensive coordinator role, and returned to the Packers after the season.
With a potential franchise quarterback in Justin Fields already on the roster and a skill position core of David Montgomery and Darnell Mooney (and maybe Allen Robinson), the Bears have potential, but Getsy has his work cut out for him.