Chiefs Have New Special Teams Coach

The moves that Romeo Crennel is making with his coaching staff are starting to become public, the first came Monday afternoon when Tom McMahon was named the team’s special teams coach.

He replaces Steve Hoffman, who held the post for the last three seasons and was not retained by the organization. The Chiefs wanted to keep Hoffman to coach only the kickers, but he declined that opportunity in Kansas City.

McMahon has spent the past three seasons in St. Louis with the Rams. He’s a native of Montana and began his coaching career in 1992 at his alma mater Carroll College. Thanks to his association with the Petrino coaching family, he moved up the ladder in the profession. McMahon played college football and spent two years coaching for Bob Petrino at Carroll. He later moved to Utah State where he worked for Paul Petrino over 11 years.

It was on to Louisville where he hooked up with Bob Petrino’s other coaching son Bobby Petrino, following him to Atlanta. He spent two seasons on the Falcons staff before landing with the Rams and head coach Steve Spagnuolo’s staff in 2009.

The Chiefs also announced that they have not retained WR coach Richie Anderson and assistant offensive line coach Pat Perles. Still no word on offense coordinator from Crennel.

6 Responses to “Chiefs Have New Special Teams Coach”

  • January 30, 2012  - Justin says:

    Hoffman had to go. 2 Blocked kicks in the same game? Fool me once…

    Not all that well informed about Anderson or Perles. Muir still o-line coach then?

  • January 30, 2012  - ED J says:

    Yeah I think Muir may still be around Justin at least for now. He’s preety good oline coach need some more talent along that line though. Now we wait for most important hire of offseason which is Offensive coordinator. Hopefully its Dabboll which makes sense. He’ll bring similar offense and he had good success with Dolphins offense last yr and they have way less weapons than we do and Matt Moore played really well. I definately think Moore isn’t better than Matt Cassel so I think if Dabboll can get same production out of Matt would be huge for this team.

  • January 30, 2012  - Blake says:

    Anderson was a FB coaching WR’s which to me never made since…

    Perles was Haley’s childhood friend.

    ED J: I think you need to do some more research on Daboll, many of his former players have spoken out against him. Many do not like him, he has never had a very good offense, I know he hasn’t had the most talent in Cleveland or Miami but he was 32nd in offense and 27th in Cleveland. If he is the next OC then we are going down hill…

  • January 30, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    Thank goodness that idiot Hoffman is gone. Anderson and Perles were Haley’s buddies, not NFL quality. Glad to see Romeo throwing out the trash.

    Rams had solid special teams so looks like a solid hire. I trust Romeo to bring in a solid OC and WR coach.
    Zorn has me scratching head…

  • January 30, 2012  - el cid says:

    Odd how calm everyone is with no offensive coaches. Everyone loves, just loves, Crennel. A move that does not inspire buying superbowl tickets. Now we have little if any offensive staff, Pioli is happy not paying salaries to coaches who are not needed.

    Of course, Cy is trusting.

  • January 31, 2012  - Petey says:

    What made him an idiot cy?

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