The Browns named Larry Jackson their new head strength and conditioning on Friday.

Jackson replaces Adam Beard, who had been the team's director of high performance since 2015. Beard oversaw the strength and conditioning staff as well as the club's sports science and nutrition initiatives. He will now serve in an advisory role.

The organization added Dale Jones and Monty Gibson as strength and conditioning assistants and retained Evan Marcus and Josh Christovich as staff members.

The strength and conditioning group will report to Joe Sheehan, who was promoted to vice president of player health and development this offseason. He had been the team's head athletic trainer since 2009.

The Browns also hired Shone Gipson as an assistant athletic trainer to replace Andre Tucker, who left to become the head athletic trainer of the Chicago Bears in February.

Jackson spent last season as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Los Angeles Chargers. His 19 years of experience on the collegiate level include stints as Texas A&Mís director of football sports performance (2012-16) and Houstonís director of football sports performance (2006-11).

He played defensive end at Texas A&M and then spent time with the Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins in the mid-1990s.