Adam Zimmer Wiki – Adam Zimmer Bio
Adam Zimmer, an NFL assistant coach, and son of former Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer have died, his sister Corri announced on Instagram.
Zimmer was a football coach. He was an assistant defensive backs coach and offensive analyst for the Cincinnati Bengals, assistant linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints, and linebackers coach and defensive co-coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings. Zimmer was the son of former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer.
Born in Ogden, Utah, Zimmer grew up in Colleyville, Texas, and attended Heritage High School while his father, Mike Zimmer, was a defensive coach for the Dallas Cowboys. His grandfather, Bill Zimmer, was a football coach at Lockport Township High School for 35 years. At the age of 10, Zimmer knew that he wanted to follow in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and become a soccer coach.
Adam Zimmer died at the age of 38 years old.
Cause of Death
Zimmer joined the Bengals this year as an offensive analyst. Previously, he held the title of co-defensive coordinator with the Vikings when his father was the coach.
“I can’t believe he’s writing this. Yesterday I lost my older brother. The kindest, sweetest, family-loving, the sports-obsessed soul that ever lived,” Corri Zimmer wrote on Instagram.
“My heart is broken and it hurts a lot. I don’t know how to balance being a mother of one-year-old twins and the pain of losing my brother so unexpectedly. I’m so lost, I’m so overwhelmed, I’m so heartbroken.”
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Mike Zimmer was the Bengals’ defensive coordinator from 2008 to 2013 before being hired as the Vikings’ head coach. Minnesota let him go after last season after eight seasons. His wife Vikki died in 2009 at the age of 50. “Our organization has had the privilege of knowing and working with the Zimmer family for 15 years. We have the utmost respect for Mike and Adam, and are incredibly saddened by this tragic news,” Bengals president Mike Brown said in a statement.
The cause of death was not immediately known.