Missouri State assistant football coach John Egorugwu is departing the Bears for an opportunity in the National Football League. He will be serving as a defensive coaching assistant for John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens and began his new role earlier this week.
“I just really want to thank Stec and Missouri State for the opportunity,” said Egorugwu, a Kansas City native who joined the Bears’ staff as wide receivers’ coach in December. “To get a chance to work in the NFL is an opportunity of a lifetime, but it’s bitter sweet because I have to leave a program that will be very successful in a short amount of time. I wish the Bears the best and I’ll be watching them from afar.”
Missouri State first-year head coach Dave “Stec” Steckel said it reflects well on MSU to have an assistant coach scooped up by an NFL franchise.
“It’s an opportunity for him to coach at the next level, and I’m ecstatic for him to get a shot to work with Coach Harbaugh,” said Steckel. “Our players have learned a lot from John, and I give Coach Harbaugh and the Ravens credit for letting him finish up spring ball with us.”
Stec noted that a national search for Egorugwu’s replacement will begin immediately.