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Chiefs name Brad Childress assistant head coach, Matt Nagy offensive coordinator

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Last week on a radio show Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he didn’t have anyone in mind for the title of assistant head coach, which had been given David Culley before he left for Buffalo.

The Chiefs announced this afternoon that Brad Childress has been named the assistant head coach while Matt Nagy will be offensive coordinator. Previously they were co-offensive coordinators.

“With Coach Culley’s departure to Buffalo, it opened up the position of Assistant Head Coach,” Reid said in a statement. “Moving Coach Childress into that job was a natural fit. He has been in the National Football League for nearly two decades, he’s been a head coach, and knows the various demands on and off the field. Coach Nagy did a tremendous job last year and grew in his role as the season progressed. He’s a talented coach that I believe will continue to evolve as his responsibilities increase. I’m confident these changes will be beneficial to our coaching staff and our team.”

Reid commented last week to 810 WHB on the co-offensive coordinators.

“They did a good job,” Reid said on The Program. “They have a great relationship or that thing doesn’t work and you got guys pulling at each other. They have a great relationship and it was really a good experience. First time I’ve done it that way. I was happy with how it worked out.

Other staff changes this year include the hiring of an offensive quality control coach (former NFL QB Mike Kafka), assistant special teams coach (Rod Wilson) and receivers coach (Greg Lewis) to replace Culley.