|September 20, 1972|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school:||Marrero (LA) Archbishop Shaw|
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|Head coaching record|
|Regular season:||2-1 (.667)|
Vance Desmond Joseph (born September 20, 1972) is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). As a player, Joseph attended the University of Colorado as a quarterback and running back in the 1990s, and was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 1995, playing cornerback for them and then the Indianapolis Colts in 1996.
Joseph was the starting quarterback for three seasons for the Archbishop Shaw High School Eagles, who won the 1987 Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class AAAA (top classification) state championship and finished as AAAA state runner-up to Ruston High School in 1988. He also was a starting guard on Archbishop Shaw's 1988-89 Class AAAA state champion basketball team.
Joseph attended the University of Colorado, and played for the Colorado Buffaloes football team as a quarterback and running back from 1990 to 1995. He finished his career completing 34 of 61 passes for 454 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. In addition, he had 237 rushing yards on 50 carries and a touchdown.
Joseph was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 1995 and switched to defensive back. He played two seasons in the National Football League for the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts. During his career, Joseph started 6 of 17 games recording two interceptions.
Joseph became a graduate assistant for the Colorado Buffaloes in 1999 and was there until 2001. After a brief time as the secondary coach for Wyoming Cowboys in 2002, Joseph returned to Colorado to become the defensive backs coach in 2002 and 2003. He spent the 2004 season as the defensive backs coach for the Bowling Green Falcons.
On February 17, 2005, Joseph was hired by the San Francisco 49ers as a secondary assistant. In 2006, he was promoted to secondary coach, a position he shared with Johnnie Lynn until 2010, when Lynn resigned for personal reasons.
Joseph was hired as the defensive backs coach of the Cincinnati Bengals in January 2014.
Joseph was announced as the defensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins for the 2016 season.
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