Reid Adds Former Mizzou RB Brock Olivo To Staff

Andy Reid filled the lone open position on his coaching staff on Thursday by hiring former Mizzou and NFL RB Brock Olivo to serve as assistant special teams coach.

He takes the spot vacated when last season’s kicking game assistant Kevin O’Dea signed on as special teams coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Olivo joins the Chiefs after two seasons (2012-13) as RB coach and special teams assistant at Coastal Carolina University where he coached the running backs and assisted on special teams. Prior to that Olivo spent the 2011 season as RB coach for the Omaha Nighthawks of the now defunct United Football League. He actually began his coaching career in Italy, as the head coach and offensive coordinator of the Italian National Football Team. He was also the head coach, offensive coordinator and special teams coordinator of the S.S. Lazio Marines, a Serie A1 team which competes in Italy’s IFL, the country highest level of American football.

After his record setting playing career in Columbia, Olivio spent 4 seasons (1998-01) with the Detroit Lions. During his 44-game NFL career, he had 2 carries and 7 receptions, plus 15 kickoff returns for 263 yards (17.5 avg.). He also recorded 2 special teams fumble recoveries. At Mizzou, Olivo set the then-school career record for rushing yards with 3,026 from 1994-97. He also led the team in scoring in three straight seasons (1994-96).

Olivo was the first recipient of the Mosi Tatupu Award, an honor bestowed on college football’s top special teams player. He became just the seventh player in Missouri football history to have his number (27) retired. While playing for the Tigers, the Mizzou coaching staff included Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub.

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