Browns add two to coaching staff (2.15.24)

For Immediate Release

Feb. 15, 2024


BEREA, Ohio – The Browns have added Andy Dickerson (offensive line) and Roy Istvan (assistant offensive line) to the coaching staff.

Dickerson re-joins the Browns after initially spending two seasons (2009-10) with the team, including 2010 as assistant offensive line coach. He is in his 19th season as an NFL coach after spending the past three seasons with Seattle, first as run game coordinator (2021) and then as offensive line coach (2022-23). Dickerson served as assistant offensive line coach with the Rams from 2012-20, where he helped shape some of the league’s top offensive units. In 2019, the Rams led the NFL in fewest sacks allowed with 22. In 2018, the Rams finished second in the NFL with an average of 421.1 yards per game and advanced to Super Bowl LIII. The Rams led the NFL with 29.9 points per game in 2017. His units helped pave the way for RB Todd Gurley II to be named the 2017 NFL Offensive Player of the Year and 2015 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Dickerson has also spent time with the Jets (2011, 2006-08) and Patriots (2004-05) after beginning his coaching career at his alma mater Tufts University in 2003.


“We were all very impressed with Andy, along with his background and knowledge when we first met about our offensive coordinator position,” said head coach Kevin Stefanski. “When our offensive line position opened, he was among the first calls I made. Andy loves teaching and will bring a passion and energy that will greatly benefit our linemen. He understands the high standard that room must have in order for our offense to be successful and we know he’s excited about being back in the building with this organization.”


Istvan brings 33 years of coaching experience on the college and pro levels. He spent the past five seasons (2019-23) as assistant offensive line coach with Philadelphia, where he helped the Eagles set numerous franchise records and several individual honors. The Eagles advanced to Super Bowl LVII as the team set single-season franchise records for points (477), total touchdowns (59), scrimmage touchdowns (57), rushing touchdowns (32) and total first downs (385). In 2021, the Eagles led the league with a franchise record 2,715 rushing yards. C Jason Kelce (2019, 21-23) was named first team All-Pro four times, while T Lane Johnson (2022) was a first team selection once and a second team selection twice (2021, 2023). Prior to the Eagles, Istvan spent 28 years coaching on the college level.