UPDATE: Glenn Thomas (quartebacks), Joe Danna (defensive backs) and Andrew Weidinger (offensive assistant) were officially named to the staff Tuesday night.
Glenn Thomas, 34, has quietly worked behind the scenes as the offensive quality control assistant for the Falcons over the past four seasons.
He will replace Bob Bratkowski as the team’s new quarterbacks coach.
From 2001-07, Thomas spent his coaching tenure at Midwestern State. He was a graduate assistant coaching wide receivers from 2001-04. He coached the school’s passing game and quarterbacks in 2004. He was the coordinator from 2005-07.
In 2006, the school led all Division II teams with 470.1 yards of total offense per game. In 2007, Midwestern State led the entire NCAA in total offense (550.0 yards per game) and rushing (317.0 yards per game).
Thomas, a Texas Tech graduate, worked with the Baltimore Ravens in-between seasons at Midwestern State. He worked with wide receivers (2002-03, ’05) and also helped out with Baltimore’s quarterbacks.
He worked with Falcons head coach Mike Smith in Baltimore and for one season in Jacksonville in 2004.
He began his coaching career at Texas Tech as a student assistant from 1998-01.
Joe Danna, 34, who worked with the Falcons from 2008-09, replaces Alvin Reynolds as the defensive backs coach. He has been the assistant defensive backs coach for the Miami Dolphins over the past two seasons where he worked under Mike Nolan, the Falcons new defensive coordinator.
Danna played in college at Central Michigan. He was a wide receiver.
He’s also coached at Central Michigan (1999-00), Georgia (2001), Central Michigan (2002-05), Georgia Southern (2006) and James Madison (2007).
Weidinger, 29, spent the last four seasons as assistant to the head coach/offense, providing administrative help to head coach Mike Smith and assisting with managing data, research, daily practice scripts, schedules, calendars and assisting with the running backs. He joined the Falcons in 2007 as a personnel scout.
The Phoenix, Arizona native spent seven seasons at the University of Arizona in various football related positions.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog