Tom Melvin
Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Tight ends coach
Personal information
Born: (1961-10-01) October 1, 1961 (age 60)
Redwood City, California, U.S.
Career information
High school:Ellwood P. Cubberley High School
College:San Francisco State,
Northern Arizona
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards

Tom Melvin (born October 1, 1961) is an American football coach who is the tight ends coach for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). His cousin, Bob Melvin, is manager of the San Diego Padres.

Playing career

Early years

Melvin attended Ellwood P. Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California[1] and lettered in football and soccer. He graduated from Cubberley High School in 1979.


Melvin attended San Francisco State University, where he played football as an offensive lineman. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education. He earned a master's degree in educational administration while he coached at Northern Arizona University.

Coaching career


Melvin's first coaching job was as a graduate assistant at San Francisco State University. He then coached at Northern Arizona University, where he tutored tight end Shawn Collins.

After this, he coached at University of California, Santa Barbara. UCSB's offense was ranked fifth during Melvin's tenure in 1989, and Melvin coached five All-America selections.

Following UCSB, Melvin coached at Occidental College for eight years, as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.


In 1999, Melvin joined the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff, serving for three seasons as the offensive assistant/quality control coach before moving to his current position as tight ends coach. In 2019, Melvin won his first Super Bowl when the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV.


  1. ^ "Tom Melvin - The Pro Football Archives". Retrieved June 29, 2017.