Todd Haley’s 2010 Chiefs coaching staff remains very fluid right now, as the team made annoucements on Thursday on some staff moves.
In are a pair of coaches who were with the team last year, but not in defined roles; Richie Anderson will be the new wide receivers coach, while Anthony Pleasant will hold the title of defensive assistant.
Former Dolphins-Jets RB Bernie Parmalee has been hired as tight ends coach.
Going out the door are last season’s defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast, tight ends coach Bob Bicknell and former wide receiver coach Dedric Ward. As we reported on Wednesday, Bicknell has been added to Chan Gailey’s coaching staff with the Buffalo Bills. Ward was relieved of his duties as wide receivers coach during the ‘09 season, and Anderson took over the position.
Pendergast lost his job as defensive coordinator when Romeo Crennel was hired. Haley indicated that he wanted Pendergast to continue with the team, but that apparently did not work out.
The team also annouced that defensive quality control coach Pat Perles was moved to assistant offensive line coach.
Parmalee comes to the Chiefs after spending the past five seasons as tight ends coach for Charlie Weis at Notre Dame. He previously spent two seasons coaching special teams and tight ends with the Miami Dolphins (2002-04). He played nine seasons in the NFL with the Dolphins and Jets.
All the additions – Anderson, Pleasant and Parmalee – are former NFL players.
Right now, Haley’s staff does not yet have publicly designated coaches for the defensive line, secondary and defensive quality control.