Bret Munsey

Bret Munsey completed his fifth season with the Redskins in 2018 after initially joining the team during the 2014 offseason.

In 2018, under the guidance of Bret Munsey and Ben Kotwica, the Redskins were among the league's best special teams units, ranking #8 overall by FootballOutsiders.  The REdskins ranked #1 in TB% on Kickoffs#9 in NET Punting, #8 in FG%, and #8 in KO Avg.

In 2017, Munsey helped the Redskins rank second in the NFL in kickoff return average allowed  at 18.7 yards per return, the team's lowest average allowed since 2001 (17.2). The performance guided the Redskins to their eighth Top 5 finish in the NFL (2006-11, 2015, 2017) in kickoff coverage in a 12-year span. The unit accomplished the feat despite being forced by injury-related attrition to use 66 different players on special teams, the franchise's most in a season in participation data records dating back to 1993.

Munsey helped a number of Redskins special teamers turn in notable performances in 2016. With 34 field goals on the year, kicker Dustin Hopkins broke Mark Moseley's team record of 33 field goals set in 1983. Meanwhile, returner Jamison Crowder ended the team's 124-game drought without a punt return for touchdown in Week 5 at Baltimore, returning a punt 85 yards for a touchdown in an eventual six-point win. The Redskins finished the season with an 11.9-yard punt return average, fourth-best in the NFL, marking the Redskins' first finish in the Top 5 in punt return average since leading the league in the category in 1995.

Munsey contributed to the Redskins’ special teams success in 2015 during its NFC East championship season. The unit posted a Top 5 ranking in kickoff coverage (20.1 yards allowed per return) and contributed three special teams touchdowns, including a team-record-tying two kickoff returns for touchdowns and a blocked punt recovery for a touchdown.

Prior to joining the Redskins, Munsey served as a national scout for the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2013 season. He spent the 2012 season as the head coach of the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. Prior to his stint in Orlando, he served two seasons as the director of player personnel for the Florida Tuskers of the UFL (2009-10), working with current Redskins head coach Jay Gruden. In 2011, the team moved to Virginia Beach, and as Director of Personnel, Munsey helped guide the Virginia Destroyers to the 2011 UFL Championship.

From 2006-08, Munsey served as head coach of the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul. Munsey finished with a 35-20 overall record, including a 16-3 record and Arena Bowl title in 2008.  In his first season with the Soul, Munsey led the team to their first postseason appearance in franchise history, finishing with a 9-7 record.

From 2003-05, Munsey served as the secondary coach and director of player personnel for the Predators in his first stint in Orlando, working alongside Gruden, who was the team’s head coach at the time. In 2002, Munsey was the head coach of the Tennessee Valley Vipers in the af2 league, where he was named the league’s coach of the year. He spent one season with the Carolina Cobras of the AFL in 2001, after beginning his coaching career in 2000 as the defensive coordinator of the Augusta Stallions of af2.

A native of Winter Park, Fla., Munsey was a three-sport star at Winter Park H.S. He played collegiately at Concord University (W.Va.) and played professionally for the Predators from 1991-95.

Born August 19, 1968, Bret and his wife, Yvette, have two sons, Graydon and Garrett.