Photo Courtesy: @RussBrandon Twitter Account
ORCHARD PARK, NY - Buffalo Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon introduced Doug Marrone this afternoon as the team's next head coach.
Marrone is the Bills' 16th head coach. He replaces Chan Gailey, who was released by the team last week.
The 2013 season will mark Marrone's eighth year in the National Football League and first as a head coach in the professional ranks.
Marrone was head coach of Syracuse University's football program from 2009-12. He led the team to a 21-17 record in the last three seasons and two New Era Pinstripe Bowl championships.
While this is Marrone's first NFL head coaching job, he was the offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints in 2006-2008 and offensive line coach of the New York Jets in 2002-2005.
Marrone also played in the NFL. He was drafted in the sixth-round in 1986 by the Los Angeles Raiders and played two years in the NFL with the the Miami Dolphins in 1987 and then the Saints in 1989.
Russ Brandon tweeted a picture this morning of the former Syracuse Head Coach with General Manager Buddy Nix and himself announcing the completed deal.
"Done Deal! #Bills fans - please join me and Buddy Nix in welcoming @CoachMarrone to Buffalo. Go #Bills!"