Kansas City Chiefs Announce Coaching Staff Moves
Feb 17, 2009, 5:17:14 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club
has made several additions to head coach Todd Haley’s coaching staff. The following coaches have been retained by the
Chiefs: Bob Bicknell, Joe D’Alessandris, Chan Gailey, Tim Krumrie, Brent Salazar and Cedric Smith. The following
assistant coaches are joining the Chiefs staff:
Joel Collier – Collier owns 17 seasons of experience coaching in the professional ranks. He most
recently enjoyed a three-year stint with New England (2005-07). Prior to joining the Patriots, he spent 11 seasons with
Miami (’94-04). Collier served his first tour of duty with New England from ‘91-93, spending time on the coaching staff
and as a pro scout. He began his NFL career as an offensive assistant with Tampa Bay (’90) after serving as a graduate
assistant at Syracuse (’88-89).
Gary Gibbs – A 29-year coaching veteran, Gibbs most recently served a three-year stint as defensive
coordinator with New Orleans (2006-08). He entered the NFL ranks as linebackers coach with Dallas (2002-05). Gibbs
broke into the coaching profession at his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, as a graduate assistant in ‘75 and
was eventually promoted to linebackers coach (’78-80), defensive coordinator (’81-88) and head coach (’89-94) He also
served as defensive coordinator at Georgia (2000) and LSU (2001).
Steve Hoffman – Hoffman owns 19 years of NFL coaching experience. He most recently spent a two-year
tour with Miami as kicking coach (2008) and assistant special teams coach (2007). He served as assistant special teams
coach with the Atlanta (2006) after a 16-year association with Dallas (’89-04), where he served as kicking coach
(’89-98) and kicking/defensive quality control coach (’99-04). He began his coaching career at the University of Miami
Bill Muir – Muir is a veteran of 31 NFL seasons and owns a total of 44 seasons of coaching
experience. He most recently served as the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach for Tampa Bay (2002-08). He has
also enjoyed NFL coaching stops with the N.Y. Jets (’95-01), Philadelphia (’92-94), Indianapolis (’89-91), Detroit
(’85-88) and New England (’82-84). He began his NFL career in the player personnel department with Tampa Bay (’78-81).
He coached collegiately at SMU (’76-77), Idaho State (’72-73), Rhode Island (’70-71), Delaware Valley (’66-67) and
Susquehanna (’65). The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native also coached professionally for Houston/Shreveport (’74-75) of
the World Football League.
Clancy Pendergast – Pendergast owns 14 seasons of experience in the NFL coaching ranks. He spent
the past five campaigns as a defensive coordinator with Arizona (2004-08). Prior to guiding the Cardinals defensive
unit, Pendergast spent one season with Cleveland (2003) after enjoying a seven-year tenure with Dallas (’96-02). He
began his NFL coaching career with Houston (’95). He began his coaching career in the collegiate ranks as a graduate
assistant with Mississippi State (’91) and enjoyed stops at Southern California (’92), Oklahoma (’93-94) and
Alabama-Birmingham (’95). Pendergast graduated from the University of Arizona in ‘90.
Pat Perles – Perles owns 21 years of coaching experience, including two years in the NFL. He spent
the previous six seasons at North Dakota State (2003-08), including the final four campaigns as the offensive
coordinator. Perles previously served as the offensive line coach at his alma mater of Michigan State (2000-02). He
spent six seasons in the Canadian Football League with Hamilton (’98-99), Winnipeg (’97) and Saskatchewan (’94-96). He
began his NFL coaching career with the L.A. Rams (’92-93) after working as the defensive line coach for three years
with Toledo (’89-91).
Dedric Ward – Ward spent the past two seasons as a member of Arizona Cardinals offensive coaching
staff along with current Chiefs head coach Todd Haley. In 2007, Ward served as a quality control coach, working
intensely with the Cardinals wide receivers. In 2008, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa native entered his second season as a
quality control coach, working closely with the club’s running backs. Ward began his coaching career as wide receivers
coach at Missouri State University in 2006.
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