LAKE FOREST, IL
years of coaching experience to the Bears, Kromer spent the previous five years
with the New Orleans Saints working with the offensive line/running game the
past four (2009-12) after tutoring the running backs in 2008. During his tenure
as the Saints offensive line coach, five blockers were named to nine Pro Bowls
(T Jermon Bushrod 2012; G Jahri Evans 2010-13; C Jonathan Goodwin 2010; G Carl
Nicks 2011-12 and T Jon Stinchcomb 2010) and
Last season, the New Orleans Saints ranked second in the NFL in total offense averaging 410.9 yards per game and third in scoring offense, putting up 28.8 points per game. The Saints offensive line allowed just 26 sacks in 2012, tied for third fewest in the league while Evans was named to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl, all under Kromer's tutelage.
In 2011, the Saints set NFL records in total offense, averaging 467.1 yards per game (7,474 yards), and passing yards (5,347 yards). They ranked second in the league in scoring offense (34.2 points per game) and tied for second with just 24 sacks allowed. Bushrod, Evans and Nicks were all named to the Pro Bowl, the second time under Kromer that three linemen were named to the Pro Bowl in a single season.
The offensive line allowed just 26 sacks in 2010, fifth-fewest in the league. Evans and Nicks were selected to the Pro Bowl.
During his first season as the Saints offensive line/running game coach, New Orleans earned its first Super Bowl Championship in franchise history as the offense led the NFL in total offense (403.8 yards per game) and scoring offense (31.9 points per game). The rushing attack ranked sixth in the NFL averaging 131.6 yards per game and the 20 sacks allowed were fourth-fewest in the league. Three players Evans, Goodwin and Stinchcomb all were named to their first career Pro Bowls.
In 2008, the Saints running backs combined for 2,472 yards from scrimmage and 28 touchdowns.
the Saints organization after three years in
Kromer got his first coaching experience in the Chicagoland area serving as Northwestern's offensive line coach from 1999-2000. The Wildcats led the Big Ten in total offense in 2000.
He got his
coaching start at his alma mater,
Kromer coached the offensive line in 1998, after working with the tight ends/H-Backs, defensive line, special teams and as a graduate assistant in the previous seasons.
of only four players in
Kromer and his wife, Dawn, have a son, Zachary, and a daughter, Brooke.