Todd Haley continued to add to his coaching staffÂ announcing Thursday afternoon that Maurice Carthon will serve as assistant head coach.
Carthon comes over from the Arizona Cardinals, where he spent the last two seasons as the team’s running backs coach.Â He’s the third member of that Cardinals staff to follow Haley, joining Clancy Pendergast and Dedric Ward.
He also brings another Bill Parcells protege to join Haley andÂ Bill Muir, along with Scott Pioli.
While the team’s release of the information says only that Carthon’s title is assistant head coach, it would appearÂ that Carthon will handle the running backs for the Chiefs staff.Â Â That’s certainly something he knows a lot about, havingÂ spentÂ 11 years in pro football playing the fullback position.Â Coming out of Arkansas State, he played forÂ three years (1983-85) with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League.Â Although his main duties were to block for Herschel Walker with the Generals, he did run for 1,042 yards and 11 touchdowns during the 1984 USFL season.
He then spent seven seasons withÂ the New York Giants (1985-91) and a final season with the Indianapolis Colts (1992).Â Â He was part of the Giants Super Bowl winning teams under Bill Parcells in the 1986 and 1990 seasons.
Carthon now owns 15 years of coaching experience in the NFL.Â Prior to his two seasons in Arizona,Â he was the offensive coordinator for Romeo Crennel with the Cleveland Browns (2005-06).Â Before that, he wasÂ the offensive coordinator/running backs coach for two seasons under Parcells with the DallasÂ Cowboys (2003-04).Â He wasÂ two seasons with the Detroit LionsÂ (2001-02), first as running backs coachÂ and then offensive coordinator for head coach Marty Mornhinweg.Â Carthon wasÂ the running backs coach for four years with the New YorkÂ Jets (1997-2000), three of those years under Parcells and the last under Al Groh. He was Groh’sÂ assistant head coach in 2000.
Carthon began his coaching career with the New England Patriots (1994-96) under Parcells as an offensive assistant, running backs coach and special teams assistant.
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HaleyÂ announced the responsibilities of six other members of Kansas City’s coaching staff: Chan Gailey (offensive coordinator), Bob Bicknell (tight ends), Joe D’Alessandris (assistant offensive line), Steve Hoffman (special teams), Bill Muir (offensive line) and Dedric Ward (wide receivers).
Only position missing would seem to be quarterbacks coach, although those duties may fall to Gailey.
The addition of Carthon now gives the Chiefs four different coaches who have held the title of offensive coordinator in the NFL: Carthon, Haley,Â Gailey and Muir.