On Friday, the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff got a small shakeup.
In transactions announced by the club, five individuals will experience role changes and the group will add five new faces. The most prominent name on the list has a familiar one.
The Chiefs promoted head coach Andy Reid's son, Britt Reid, to serve as the primary defensive line coach and Al Harris has been elevated to secondary coach and cornerbacks.Reid has assisted Tommy Brasher with the defensive line since his arrival in 2013.
Brasher will now work on special projects for the club. Harris’ new role will focus on the cornerbacks and will continue to work with defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas with the entire secondary group.
Assistant quarterbacks coach Corey Matthaei will assume additional responsibility with an expanded role working with the quarterbacks and assisting the offensive line. Assistant linebackers coach Mark DeLeone will have an expanded role on defense.
Additionally, the Chiefs have hired Joe Bleymaier to serve as the club’s offensive quality control coach, Taylor Embree as a defensive assistant, Mike Smith was named the team’s assistant defensive line coach and Devin Woodhouse and Ryan Reynolds will join the club’s strength and conditioning staff.