Chiefs add Childress to coaching staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has added Brad Childress to the coaching staff. Childress will serve as the team’s Spread Game Analyst/Special Projects.

Childress joins the Chiefs after spending the 2012 season as the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator. He spent five years as the Minnesota Vikings head coach (2006-10), where he guided Minnesota to consecutive division titles (2008-09) for the first time in 28 years (1977-78). In 2009, the team posted a 12-4 record, matching the second-best win total in franchise history, while leading the NFL with a club-high 10 Pro Bowlers.

Prior to joining the Vikings, Childress spent seven seasons (1999-2005) with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he worked with Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, coaching the quarterbacks for the first three years (1999-01) and spent the final four as offensive coordinator (2002-05). Childress began his coaching career at the University of Illinois, spending the 1978 season as a graduate assistant before coaching both the running backs and wide receivers for six seasons (1979-84). In 1985, he entered the NFL coaching ranks as he spent one season as the quarterbacks coach with the Indianapolis Colts. Over the next 13 years, he made coaching stops at Northern Arizona University (1986-89), the University of Utah (1990) and the University of Wisconsin (1991-98). As the quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator at Wisconsin, the Badgers appeared in five bowl games, which included Rose Bowl victories in 1993 and 1998.