Chiefs Name Pederson as OC, Announce Other Coaching Hires

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs and new head coach Andy Reid have filled some vacancies on the team’s coaching staff on Friday, naming former Philadelphia Eagle’s quarterbacks coach Doug Pederson as the team’s new offensive coordinator.

In addition, the team announced several other coaching staff hires for the upcoming season, including 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).

Pederson was named Eagles quarterbacks coach in 2011 after spending the previous two seasons as the club’s offensive quality control coach. He had previously played for 12 years in the NFL, primarily as a backup quarterback for five different teams, including one season as quarterback for Reid in Philadelphia in 1999.

“I’m pleased we were able to get all of these coaches on board,” Reid said in a statement on the team’s website. “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.”

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