Adam Zimmer, son of former Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, dies at 38

Adam Zimmer, the son of former Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and an NFL assistant coach for 17 seasons, died Monday at age 38.

Corri Zimmer White, Mike’s daughter and Adam’s sister, confirmed the information Tuesday morning on Instagram. No reason behind demise was given.

Adam Zimmer joined the Vikings’ teaching workers when his father was employed as head coach in 2014. He served as linebackers coach for six seasons earlier than being promoted to co-defensive coordinator in 2020. He was fired alongside together with his father and nearly all of the teaching workers after the 2021 season.

“We are heartbroken to hear about the passing of Adam Zimmer,” Vikings possession stated in an announcement. “Adam was a kind, respectful man, and over his years in Minnesota, it was evident he cared tremendously about his family, his players, his fellow coaches and the Vikings front office staff. Our thoughts are with Mike, Corri, Marki and the entire Zimmer family.”

Former Vikings normal supervisor Rick Spielman additionally issued an announcement, saying, “My thoughts and prayers go out to Coach Zimmer and his family. Adam was a very good coach and a wonderful person. He will be truly missed.”

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins additionally stated on social media that he was “deeply saddened” by the information, and referred to as Adam Zimmer a “tremendous coach & person.”

Zimmer started his teaching profession in 2006 with the New Orleans Saints as an assistant linebackers coach. He held the same place with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs from 2010 to 2012. He joined his father with the Cincinnati Bengals as an assistant defensive backs coach in 2013, throughout Mike Zimmer’s remaining season there as a defensive coordinator, earlier than shifting with him to the Vikings.

Most lately, Adam Zimmer had been working as an offensive analyst to the Bengals.

“Our organization has had the privilege of knowing and working with the Zimmer family for 15 years. We have the highest regard for Mike and Adam, and we are incredibly saddened by this tragic news,” Bengals president Mike Brown stated in an announcement.

“Mike and Adam were more than just coaches for us — they were friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Zimmer family at this time.”

“We had fond memories of Adam from the four years he spent with our organization,” the Saints stated in an announcement. “Adam was knowledgeable, hard working, well-liked by everyone he came into contact with, and enthusiastic. During his time with the Saints, he quickly developed into an excellent coach.”

In her Instagram publish, Zimmer White wrote in regards to the surprising demise of household matriarch Vikki Zimmer in 2009.

“My brother was one of my best friends,” she wrote, “especially after my mom died, we became so close. He was always there for me and always the first to show up and volunteer at my foundation events.”