|Date of birth:||September 20, 1972|
|Place of birth:||Marrero, Louisiana|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school:||Marrero (LA) Archbishop Shaw|
|Career NFL statistics|
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). He has also been a coach for various other teams, in both the NFL and college ranks. 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 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. He also 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 he 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 their 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 joined the coaching staff of the Houston Texans in 2011. He served as the defensive backs coach under Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips.
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.
Vance's older brother, Mickey Joseph, was a part-time starting quarterback for the Nebraska Cornhuskers in 1990 and 1991. On February 7, 2017, it was announced that he was joining LSU as wide receivers coach.
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