The number now stands at 18 for Andy Reid’s coaching staff for the Chiefs after two more additions were announced on Wednesday.
Andy Heck will coach the offensive line and Kevin O’Dea will be the assistant special teams coach.
“We are close to having the full staff in place which will allow us the opportunity to all get ready for the 2013 season,” Reid said in a statement released by the team. “With Andy and Kevin we have added two experienced leaders to the group.”
Heck played 12 seasons in the NFL after coming out of Notre Dame and being selected in the 1st-round of the 1989 NFL Draft by Seattle. He was part of the last national championship team for the Fighting Irish in 1988 when he played along the Notre Dame offensive line with former Chiefs center, now assistant coach at Kansas. Heck played for the Seahawks, Bears and Redskins in the NFL, appearing in 185 total games with 164 starts. He began his coaching career at the University of Virginia (2001-03) as a graduate assistant and then tight ends coach. The North Dakota native has spent the last nine seasons working in Jacksonville along the offensive line.
O’Dea has been coaching in the NFL since 1994, when he became a special teams assistant with the San Diego Chargers. He spent two seasons (1994-95) with the Bolts, then six years with Tampa Bay (1996-2001), Detroit (2002-03), Arizona (2004-05), Chicago (2006-07), New York Jets (2008-09) and Chicago again (2010-12). During those two stints with the Bears he worked with David Toub, the recently announced special teams coach of the Chiefs.