Marty Lauzon, with the Browns since 1999 and head trainer for the past four seasons, has resigned, the team announced in a press release. The release cited personal and family reasons.
Joe Sheehan, who spent last year as the coordinator of athletic training and sports medicine at the University of Arkansas, will take over Lauzon’s post. Sheehan had worked on the Jacksonville Jaguars' training staff for the previous 11 years.
''We want to thank Marty Lauzon for all of his years of service to the Cleveland Browns organization,'' general manager George Kokinis said in a statement. ''He is extremely well-respected in his profession and has been a tremendous asset and resource to the club for more than 10 years. We also appreciate all of his help through this transition. We hope to still be able to utilize Marty’s expertise in the rehabilitation of our players in the future. We want to wish Marty and his family all the best.''
The Browns also released a statement from owner Randy Lerner about Lauzon.
"Marty leaving the Browns after 10 years of selfless commitment allows for that rare time when a person, on behalf of an organization, can say thank you, in every and all aspects,'' Lerner said. ''Marty has made us better in all the roles he's had with the Browns and we admire him and wish him well. We also doubt it will be the last we see of him in Berea as he leaves with friends in nearly every square foot of the building."