Green Bay hire new head coach

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WMTV)- The Green Bay Packers have named Matt LaFleur as the team's new head coach.

After multiple reports surfaced Monday, the Packers announced Tuesday that LaFleur was named the team's 15th head coach.

In a press release, President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Murphy said the team is excited about the addition of LaFleur.

"We found a coach with the background and experience that we think will get us back to playing winning football," said Murphy.

Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst added that LaFleur has a great vision for the team moving forward.

"His values and personality fit the culture of our organization. He has a tremendous ability to build relationships on multiple levels, which is a very important aspect in leading a football team," said Gutekunst.

LaFleur, 39, will be entering his 11th year coaching in the NFL and his 18th overall in coaching. In 2018 with the Titans, LaFleur led an offense that finished number 7 in the NFL in rushing and helped QB Marcus Mariota set the franchise single-season record for completion percentage.

LaFleur replaces Mike McCarthy, who was 135-85-2 with the team, but was fired with four games left in his 13th season as Green Bay's coach. The Packers finished 6-9-1.