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Browns hire two

By Marla Ridenour Published: January 27, 2010

Kent Johnston was hired as strength and conditioning coach and Mark Schiefelbein as vice president of football operations, the Browns announced Wednesday.

Schiefelbein, the Packers' director of football adminstration/communications, brings 20 years of NFL experience, 18 with the Packers (1992-2009) and two with the Buccaneers. A Wisconsin native who started as an intern in Green Bay in 1989, Schiefelbein has worked in public and community relations and operations.

Johnston spent the past four years in the non-profit and business sector, most recently working as strength coach at the University of Alabama in 2004-05.

He has 17 years of NFL experience, 12 of those with Browns president Mike Holmgren in Green Bay and Seattle. Johnston served as strength coach for Tampa Bay (1987-91), Green Bay (1992-98) and Seattle (1999-2003). In 1997, he was named ''Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year" by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches' Society.

Johnston's college resume includes stops at Northwestern State (1979-80), Louisiana-Monroe (1980-81) and another at Alabama (1983-86).

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