The Buffalo Bills announced that Leslie Frazier will be promoted to assistant head coach as of Wednesday morning. Frazier will continue his current role as the defensive coordinator for the team.
Frazier was hired as the defensive coordinator prior to the Bills’ 2017 season. His rank had quickly risen to No. 2 in 2018, and No. 3 in 2019.
Frazier had a sit down with the Bills’ head coach, Sean McDermott, and Frazier explained the team’s decision to move forward with Frazier acting as assistant head coach.
“I’m very thankful to Sean, obviously to [co-owner Terry Pegula] and Kim, that they would see that in me to award me this title,” Frazier told ESPN. “It means so much, that they would have enough confidence that they would be able to see my work and thinking that I was worthy of this title,” Frazier said.
This promotion will mark Frazier’s third job as an assistant head coach, where he served in that role with the Indianapolis Colts in 2006, and the Minnesota Vikings in 2008.