Adam Zimmer, the son of former Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and an NFL assistant coach for 16 seasons, died Monday at age 38.
Corri Zimmer White, Mike’s daughter and Adam’s sister, confirmed the news Tuesday morning on Instagram. No cause of death was given.
Adam Zimmer joined the Vikings’ coaching staff when his father was hired as head coach in 2014. He served as linebackers coach for six seasons before being promoted to co-defensive coordinator in 2020. He was fired along with his father and the majority of the coaching staff after the 2021 season.
Tragic news: Adam Zimmer, the former #Vikings co-defensive coordinator and son of Mike Zimmer, has passed away, his sister Corri announced. He was 38.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 1, 2022
Very sorry to report that Adam Zimmer, the former Vikings assistant and son of former Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, has died. He was 38. His sister Corri announced the news this morning in an Instagram post. We'll have a story shortly.
— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) November 1, 2022