Reid Adds Four More To His Coaching Staff

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid announced the addition of four more coaches on Tuesday and only one major slot in his staff for the 2013 season remains open.

Joining the staff are special teams coordinator Dave Toub, assistant offensive line coach Eugene Chung and holdovers from the staff of Romeo Crennel – linebackers coach Gary Gibbs and secondary coach Emmitt Thomas (right.)

Only the offensive line position remains open, as Reid has talked with several potential assistants there – Juan Castillo, George Warhop and Tony Sparano, who was at the team’s facility on Monday.

Toub is considered one of the best special teams coaches in the league, as he helped Devin Hester develop into one of the greatest returners in NFL history. The New York native worked with Reid at Texas-El Paso and Missouri, and Toub’s first NFL job was with Reid and the Eagles (2001-03).

Gibbs finished out the 2012 season as the team’s defensive coordinator after being hired as part of Todd Haley’s staff in 2009 as linebackers coach. He’s been coaching on the college and pro levels for 30 years.

Thomas joined the Chiefs as an assistant coach in 2010 and will be in his 33rd season of NFL coaching. He’s a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his 13-year playing career with the Chiefs.

Chung is a former 1st-round NFL draft choice by New England in 1992 and he played six seasons in the league for the Patriots, Jaguars and Colts. He spent the last three years as assistant offensive line coach with the Eagles.

Reid’s staff now stands at 16 coordinators and assistants, with at least that offensive line spot remaining to be filled.

6 Responses to “Reid Adds Four More To His Coaching Staff”

  • January 15, 2013  - Merwin in NY says:

    Glad both Gibbs and Thomas were retained, as they both did a good job.

  • January 16, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    me too. I’m thrilled Emmitt was kept. I trust Andy when he keeps Gibbs.
    All 3 O-line candidates are way more qualified than anyone Herm or Pioli hired.

  • January 16, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    Iam extremely “thrilled” about Dave Toub. In 9 seasons at the Bears he produced 8 “ProBowlers”. Now thats something to get excited about!!!! Hope they signed him to a very long contract.

  • January 16, 2013  - el cid says:

    Andy Heck is new OL coach. came from the Jags.

  • January 16, 2013  - BigJimInWisconsin says:

    I am glad they kept Emmitt Thomas and Gary Gibbs. Good move. Dave Toub is a great hire. He has 2 really good specialists to start with in Colquit and Succop.

    My only concern is hiring his son Britt Reid as Quality Control or whatever. Didn’t work out so well in Philly with his other son.

    Go CHIEFS!

  • January 16, 2013  - R W says:

    Realistically, I don’t believe the Chiefs could have done much better to change the dynamic and direction of the failed years of Pioli. Kudos to Andy and Clark Hunt for having the resolve to acknowledge the deep quicksand the franchise was in and doing what was necessary to bring in proven coaches to re-set the team.

    Looking from far outside the perimeter of all the doings, it seems not that hard to do or even impressive but I think otherwise. We’ve seen a MAJOR transformation before our eyes in warp speed time.

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