Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spent the last week getting accustomed to his new job and a big part of that is rounding up a coaching staff. On Friday he announced which coaches have decided to join him in Kansas City.
“I’m pleased we were able to get all of these coaches on board,” Reid said in a statement. “I have relationships with each of them, and I know their past experiences, work ethics and coaching styles. These are high-character coaches, and each one brings something different to the table for us.”
The biggest players are offensive coordinator Doug Pederson and defensive coordinator Bob Sutton. Pederson, like many of the new hires, was with Reid in Philadelphia, spending the last four years with the Eagles including two as quarterbacks coach. Sutton, however, comes to Kansas City from New York where he was the linebackers coach for the Jets.
Also joining the staff are Eric Bieniemy (Running Backs), Tommy Brasher (Defensive Line), Travis Crittenden (Assistant Strength and Conditioning), David Culley (Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers), Mike Frazier (Statistical Analysis Coordinator), Corey Matthaei (Quality Control), Tom Melvin (Tight Ends), Matt Nagy (Quarterbacks), Britt Reid (Quality Control) and Barry Rubin (Head Strength and Conditioning).
So far nine of the Chiefs coaches have followed Reid to the Chiefs, but that number could rise as the staff is rounded out.