Broncos name Del Rio interim head coach

Updated: November 4, 2013

Englewood, CO ( – The Denver Broncos have named defensive
coordinator Jack Del Rio interim head coach while John Fox is out.

The Broncos announced the move Monday morning with Fox expected to miss
several weeks as he recovers from an aortic heart valve replacement.

Fox was taken by ambulance to a Charlotte, N.C.-area hospital Saturday
after complaining of lightheadedness during a golf outing. He had surgery
Monday and is in recovery.

“Our main concern is the well-being of John Fox and getting him healthy,”
Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway said.

Denver has gotten off to a 7-1 start in 2013 and currently sits second in the
AFC West standings.

Del Rio spent nine years as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from
2003-11. He went 68-71 at the helm in Jacksonville (2003-2011), but the team
failed to post a winning record in each of his last four seasons.

Del Rio, who joined the Broncos in 2012, will also continue his role as the
team’s defensive coordinator.

“I’ve been a head coach and a (defensive) playcaller before. The way we’re
situated now, that’s the best way to go forward,” Del Rio said.

The Broncos, who are coming off a bye, play at San Diego on Sunday.