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Brendan Daly
Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Linebackers Coach
Personal information
Born: (1975-09-10) September 10, 1975 (age 46)
Career information
High school:Springfield (IL) Sacred Heart-Griffin
College:Drake
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.

Family

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.

Drake

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

Villanova

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

Maryland

In 2000, Daly was hired as an offensive graduate assistant at Maryland. 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. 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.

Minnesota Vikings

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

St. Louis Rams

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

Minnesota Vikings (second stint)

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

New England Patriots

In 2014, Daly was hired by the New England Patriots as a defensive assistant.[1] Daly won his first Super Bowl ring when the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX by a score of 28–24. 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. [2] 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.

Kansas City Chiefs

On February 9, 2019, Daly was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs[3][4] as their defensive line coach.[5] [6]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. In 2020, Daly coached in his 5th straight Super Bowl, but the Chiefs lost 31–9 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.[7][8] Following the conclusion of the 2021 season, Daly was moved to linebackers coach.[9]

References

  1. ^ Knopping, Greg (January 29, 2014). "Patriots Add Brendan Daly to Coaching Staff". Pats Pulpit. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "Report: Patriots D-line coach Brendan Daly hired by Chiefs". New England Patriots. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  4. ^ McBride, Jim (February 9, 2019). "Patriots defensive line coach Brendan Daly to join Chiefs - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  5. ^ Jr, Ron Kopp (September 19, 2020). "Brendan Daly is confident in all options for the defensive line rotation". Arrowhead Pride. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  6. ^ "Report: Patriots D-line coach Brendan Daly hired by Chiefs". New England Patriots. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  7. ^ Company, Tampa Publishing. "How Brendan Daly rose from winless Pasco assistant to four-time Super Bowl champion". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  8. ^ Daniels, Mark. "Former Patriots coach Brendan Daly to coach in fifth straight Super Bowl". Milford Daily News. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  9. ^ Dixon, John (February 4, 2022). "Chiefs hire Joe Cullen as defensive line coach, move Brendan Daly". Arrowhead Pride. Retrieved February 5, 2022.