One thing that happens when a head coaching change is made early and quickly β it allows the new coach to be very pro-active in putting together his coaching staff.
A week after he signed on as Chiefs head coach, Andy Reid announced a host of coaching staff additions on Friday afternoon, including his offensive and defensive coordinators.
Former NFL QB Doug Pederson will come over from the Eagles to handle the offense. Pederson was quarterbacks coach for Reid in Philadelphia and played the position for 12 seasons in the NFL with the Packers, Dolphins, Eagles and Browns.
Bob Sutton was named defensive coordinator. He comes over from the New York Jets where he’s coached the last 13 seasons, all of those on defense. Sutton has head coaching experience on the college level where he spent nine seasons leading the program at Army. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant on Bo Schembechler’s staff at the University of Michigan in 1972.
Other newcomers announced by the Chiefs and where they coached in the 2012 season:
- Assistant head coach/wide receivers β David Culley, Philadelphia.
- Tight ends β Tom Melvin, Philadelphia
- Quarterbacks β Matt Nagy, Philadelphia.
- Running backs β Eric Bieniemy, University of Colorado.
- Defensive line β Tommy Brasher.
- Head strength & conditioning coach β Barry Rubin, Philadelphia.
- Assistant strength & conditioning coach β Travis Crittenden, Philadelphia.
- Statistical Analysis Coordinator β Mike Frazier, Philadelphia.
- Quality Control β Corey Matthaei, Philadelphia.
- Quality Control β Britt Reid, Temple University.
Still to be filled/named are coaches on the offensive line, linebackers, defensive backs and special teams. Some members of Romeo Crennel’s staff may be chosen for those spots. For those position already filled, the 2012 assistant coaches have already been released from their ties to the Chiefs.