co·​or·​di·​na·​tor | \ kō-ˈȯr-də-ˌnā-tər How to pronounce coordinator (audio) \

Definition of coordinator

1 : one who coordinates something … government becomes the coordinator of the economy but not its boss.— Robert Heilbroner especially : a person who organizes people or groups so that they work together efficiently a project coordinator She served as the coordinator of the rescue effort. (American football) a defensive/offensive coordinator [=a coach who is responsible for overseeing a team's defensive/offensive players and strategies]

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Recent Examples on the Web The Ducks need to replace Justin Herbert and four starters on the offensive line, but have CJ Verdell and Penei Sewell for new offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead to build around. oregonlive, "Oregon MVP 10: Mario Cristobal is No. 1," 31 July 2020 Ryne Rials will enter his eighth season as his father’s offensive coordinator. Ben Thomas |, al, "Mike Dean, Ryne Rials add experience to new Baldwin County football staff," 9 July 2020 Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian underwent successful heart surgery last week, the result of annual physicals on the staff. Brett Hudson, USA TODAY, "Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian recovering from heart surgery," 8 July 2020 Easing the transition will be the return of most of the coaching staff, including offensive coordinator Jake Josetti. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jeff Mazurczak steps down as Marquette football coach; Keith Klestinski takes over on an interim basis," 30 June 2020 That’s largely because of the departure of Kalen DeBoer, the Hoosiers’ offensive coordinator in 2019, who earned a department-record $800,000 in base pay last year. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, "IU coach Nick Sheridan more than doubles salary with offensive coordinator promotion," 20 June 2020 The hiring of Boise State's Zak Hill as the new offensive coordinator is promising as Edwards has identified a need to better build an offense around Daniels and receiver Frank Darby, who averaged 19.9 yards per catch last season. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "ASU football projected to win Pac-12 South over USC, Utah in 2020 season," 16 June 2020 Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan explains pick of tight end Drew Sample in the second round of 2019 NFL Draft.. Tyler Dragon,, "Here's how the Cincinnati Bengals players and coaches are adapting to unique offseason," 16 June 2020 The district announced Monday evening the hire of McKinney North offensive coordinator Kyle Hardin, who will also serve as the district’s athletic director. Dallas News, "Crandall announces hiring of McKinney North offensive coordinator Kyle Hardin as head football coach," 16 June 2020

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1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Coordinator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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: a person who organizes people or groups so that they work together properly and well

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