A statement released by chairman of the board and managing general partner Stephen Ross and general manager Jeff Ireland confirmed Philbin as the franchise’s 10th head coach.
“We are thrilled to have Joe Philbin join the Miami Dolphins as our head coach,” Ross said. “Joe has all the attributes that we were looking for when we started this process.
“Joe was the right choice to bring the Dolphins back to the success we enjoyed in the past. I know I join our fans in welcoming him as the newest member of the Dolphin family.”
Philbin has been the offensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers since 2007 and originally joined the team as the assistant offensive line coach in 2003.
“I want to thank Steve Ross and Jeff Ireland for giving me the opportunity to become the head coach of one of the premier franchises in professional sports,” said Philbin.
“I also want to thank the Green Bay Packers for all the support the organization has given me during my time there.”
Philbin replaces interim head coach Todd Bowles, who took over from Tony Sparano with three games remaining in the season. Sparano had coached Miami since 2008.
“The Dolphins have a strong nucleus to build around, and together we will return the team to its winning tradition,” added Philbin.
“I have seen how much the fans in South Florida care about the Dolphins, and that passion is one reason why I’m really excited to be here. I can’t wait to get started.”
(Reporting by Mike Mouat in Windsor, Ontario. Editing by Alastair Himmer)