by Aaron Wilson
February 06, 02014
The Kansas City Chiefs have hired former Missouri and NFL running back Brock Olivo as assistant special teams coach.
Olivo joins the Chiefs after two seasons as an assistant coach with Coastal Carolina where he coached the running backs and assisted on special teams.
Last season, Lorenzo Taliaferro broke Coastal Carolina single-season rushing records, including yards (1,729), attempts (276), touchdowns (27), yards per game (115.3), all-purpose yards (1,882), 100-yard rushing games (nine), multi-rushing touchdown games (eight), points scored (174) and most total touchdowns scored (29).
Prior to joining Coastal Carolina in 2012, Olivo spent the 2011 season as running backs coach for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.
Before joining the Omaha Nighthawks, Olivo served as head coach and offensive coordinator of the Italian National Football Team.
Olivo spent four seasons with the Detroit Lions, serving as a running back as well as a captain of the Lions special teams units.
At Missouri, Olivo rushed for 3,026 yards and led the team in scoring in three straight seasons from 1994-96. Olivo was also the nation’s first recipient of the Mosi Tatupu Award, an honor bestowed on college football’s top special teams player.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.