Brendan Daly
Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Linebackers coach
Personal information
Born: (1975-09-10) September 10, 1975 (age 48)
Career information
High school:Springfield (IL) Sacred Heart-Griffin
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards

Brendan Daly (born September 10, 1975) is an American football coach who is the linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). Daly previously served as a defensive line coach for the Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots.

Early years

Daly attended Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield, Illinois and earned his bachelor's degree in history from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.


Daly is married to Keely Endecott Daly and has three children.

Coaching career

Ridgewood High School

In 1997, Daly received his first coaching position as an offensive and defensive line coach at Ridgewood High School in New Port Richey, Florida.


In 1998, Daly was hired as a tight ends coach at Drake, his alma mater.[1]

Villanova (first stint)

In 1999, Daly was hired as a tight ends coach at Villanova.[2] The 1999 Wildcats went 7–4 and Talley posted his 100th victory at the school.


In 2000, Daly was hired as an offensive graduate assistant at Maryland.[3] This was Daly's first exposure to major Division I football and he worked with the tight ends.

Oklahoma State

In 2001, Daly was hired as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma State. Throughout his time at Oklahoma State, Daly worked on both sides of the ball. He was promoted to assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2003.

Illinois State

In 2004, Daly was hired as a tight ends coach at Illinois State.[4] He coached the tight ends at Division I-AA Illinois State when the Redbirds led the Gateway Conference in passing offense.

Villanova (second stint)

In 2005, Daly returned to Villanova as their defensive line coach.[5]

Minnesota Vikings (first stint)

In 2006, Daly was hired by the Minnesota Vikings to be their assistant defensive line coach.[6]

St. Louis Rams

In 2009, Daly was hired by the St. Louis Rams to be their defensive line coach.[7]

Minnesota Vikings (second stint)

In 2012, Daly returned to the Vikings after he was hired to be their defensive line coach.[8]

New England Patriots

In 2014, Daly was hired by the New England Patriots as a defensive assistant.[9] Daly won his first Super Bowl ring when the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX by a score of 28–24.[10] He was promoted to defensive line coach ahead of the 2015 season. Daly was part of the Patriots coaching staff that won Super Bowl LI on February 5, 2017. In the game, the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime. [11] The Patriots made it Super Bowl LII, but were defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles 41–33. Daly won his third Super Bowl when the Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13–3 in Super Bowl LIII. It was the lowest scoring Super Bowl ever.[12][13]

Kansas City Chiefs

On February 9, 2019, Daly was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs[14][15] as their defensive line coach.[16] In his first season with the Chiefs, Daly won Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers 31–20 to give Daly his fourth Super Bowl championship.[17] In 2020, Daly coached in his fifth straight Super Bowl, but the Chiefs lost 31–9 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.[18][19] Following the conclusion of the 2021 season, Daly was moved to linebackers coach.[20] In 2022, Daly won his fifth Super Bowl ring when the Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38–35 in Super Bowl LVII.[21] In 2023, Daly won his sixth Super Bowl ring when the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25–22 in Super Bowl LVIII.[22]


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  5. ^ "Villanova Football Announces Staff Changes". Villanova University. March 15, 2005. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
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  10. ^ "Super Bowl XLIX – Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots – February 1st, 2015". Retrieved February 20, 2023.
  11. ^ "Super Bowl LI – New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons – February 5th, 2017". Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  12. ^ "Super Bowl LIII – Los Angeles Rams vs. New England Patriots – February 3rd, 2019". Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  13. ^ Wilner, Barry (April 22, 2021). "Patriots beat Rams 13–3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever". AP NEWS. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  14. ^ Sullivan, Tyler (February 9, 2019). "Report: Patriots D-line coach Brendan Daly hired by Chiefs". Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  15. ^ McBride, Jim (February 9, 2019). "Patriots defensive line coach Brendan Daly to join Chiefs – The Boston Globe". Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  16. ^ Kopp, Ron Jr. (September 19, 2020). "Brendan Daly is confident in all options for the defensive line rotation". Arrowhead Pride. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  17. ^ "Super Bowl LIV – San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs – February 2nd, 2020". Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  18. ^ Baker, Matt (February 5, 2021). "How Brendan Daly rose from winless Pasco assistant to four-time Super Bowl champion". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  19. ^ Daniels, Mark (February 5, 2021). "Former Patriots coach Brendan Daly to coach in fifth straight Super Bowl". Milford Daily News. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  20. ^ Dixon, John (February 4, 2022). "Chiefs hire Joe Cullen as defensive line coach, move Brendan Daly". Arrowhead Pride. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  21. ^ "Super Bowl LVII – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs – February 12th, 2023". Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  22. ^ Maaddi, Rob (February 12, 2024). "Patrick Mahomes rallies the Chiefs to second straight Super Bowl title, 25–22 over 49ers in overtime". AP News. Retrieved February 14, 2024.