Abare was a rookie mini-camp invitee for the Chiefs back in May but the former Yale University All-American linebacker will now become the linebackers coach for Wagner College in New York.
If you recall, Abare was one of the 34 first and second year players invited to the Chiefs mini-camp on May 8-10 on a tryout basis. He wasn't one of the twelve undrafted players to which the team offered contracts.
Per Wagner's head coach, Frank Hameline, Abare's experience and smarts should help him in his new career on the coaching side of things.
"We’re thrilled to add Bobby Abare to the Wagner program. His passion and knowledge of the game will be major assets and I think he is well-equipped to translate that success to our players."
His experience on winning ball clubs shouldn't hurt either. In high school, Abare's teams went 50-0 and won four state titles. Wow. And I thought my alma mater was impressive. He also won a ridiculous amount of awards while at Yale.
If Abare's looking to make it to the professional ranks, then he's picked a position with a good pedigree. The man he's replacing at Wagner just left to head up the Seahawks secondary.
Abare will also be pursuing a Master's degree while at Wagner College.
A player who quickly turned up a job in coaching and has a history of success of special teams? I'm surprised he wasn't offered a deal with the Chiefs.