Chiefs announce several changes to coach staff - KCTV5 News

Chiefs announce several changes to coach staff

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The Kansas City Chiefs have announced several changes to its coaching staff. 

Assistant head coach Brad Childress and special projects coach Tommy Brasher will be retiring. Linebackers coach Gary Gibbs will also not be returning to the team. 

The Chiefs promoted the following coaches: 

  • Mike Kafka to quarterbacks coach
  • Mark DeLeone to inside linebackers coach
  • Mike Smith to outside linebackers coach
  • Corey Matthaei to assistant offensive line coach
  • Joe Bleymaier to passing game analyst and assistant quarterbacks coach
  • Terry Bradden to defensive quality control coach. 

The team also announced it has hired Jay Valai as a defensive quality coach and David Girardi as an offensive quality control coach. 

“The coaches we’ve elevated – Mike Kafka, Mark DeLeone, Mike Smith, Corey Matthaei, Joe Bleymaier and Terry Bradden – have each earned their opportunity to take the next step in their careers,” Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said in a statement. “I’ve watched them grow, learn, teach, and I appreciate how they have gone about the process of improving their crafts. We’ve also added Jay and David as quality control coaches. I look forward to working with them as they begin their NFL careers.

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