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Chiefs/Redskins Connections: Coffeyville in the House

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We've got our third Coffeyville, KS, mention of the season (including preseason) which I find to be a bit odd. Something in the water down there? Anyone?

A quick Wikipedia search reveals other notable alumni of Coffeyville Community College.

  • Actor Gary Busey
  • JaMarcus Russell look-alike Buster Douglas
  • Giants RB Brandon Jacobs

Hall of fame pitcher Walter Johnson lives in Coffeyville as well. Who knew there was so much history in a little corner of Southeastern Kansas? Heck, Coffeyville beats out Johnson County IMO in terms of culture and alums. Seriously. Treeless cul-de-sacs are soul-crushing people. 

Anyway, courtesy of the mothership, here are your Chiefs/Redskins connections:

  • Dick Haley was a CB with Washington ('59-60). He is the father of Kansas City head coach Todd Haley.
  • Kansas City strength and conditioning coach Cedric Smith was a fullback with Washington ('94-95).
  • Washington QB Todd Collins spent eight seasons with KC ('98-05).
  • Redskins offensive quality control coach Bill Khayat spent time on the Chiefs practice squad ('96).
  • Redskins Director of Player Personnel Scott Campbell ('97-99) and area scout Shemy Schembechler ('96-97) each worked for the Chiefs.
  • Chiefs regional scout Jim Nagy (2001) and area scout Ryan Kessenich (2005) each spent time with Washington. 
  • KC T Branden Albert prepped at Glen Burnie HS in Glen Burnie, MD.
  • Washington defensive coordinator Greg Blache ('87) and strength coach Bobby Crumpler (2002) each coached at Kansas.
  • Washington equipment manager Brad Berlin is a graduate of the University Missouri and spent one season ('98) working for the Tigers.
  • Redskins RB Ladell Betts attended Blue Springs HS in Blue Springs, MO, where he was the USA Today Missouri Player of the Year.
  • Washington RB Rock Cartwright played collegiately at Kansas State.
  • Redskins WR Devin Thomas played at Coffeyville (KS) CC.
  • Chiefs special teams coach Steve Hoffman ('83) played for the Washington Federals of the USFL.