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Dave Toub Interviews for Bolts Head Coach
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Another interview is in the books.
The Bolts announced on Sunday they’ve met with Kansas City Chiefs Special Teams Coordinator Dave Toub for their head coach vacancy. He is the fourth coach the team has interviewed during their search.
Here is the rundown on the newest confirmed candidate:
Name: Dave Toub
NFL Coaching Experience: 16 years
Current Position: Special Teams Coordinator – Kansas City Chiefs
Full Coaching Resume:
Kansas City Chiefs
2013-Present – Special Teams Coordinator
2004-12 – Special Teams Coordinator
2001-03 – Special Teams Quality Control Coach
University of Missouri
1998-00 – Defensive Line Coach
1989-98 – Strength and Conditioning Coach
University of Texas-El Paso
1987-88 – Strength and Conditioning Coach
1986 – Graduate Assistant
Toub has taken a unique route up the college and professional ranks, making his bones as a strength and conditioning coach before transitioning to special teams. He first joined the NFL in 2001 with the Eagles as the first ever quality control coach on special teams, serving under John Harbough.
Three years later, the Chicago Bears hired Toub as their special teams coordinator. He led the Bears’ kicking game for nine seasons, coaching five different players to the Pro Bowl in Brendon Ayanbadejo (2006-7), Robbie Gould (2006), Corey Graham (2011), Devin Hester (2006-07; 2010) and Johnny Knox (2009). During his tenure in Chicago, the team had an NFL-high 22 kick return touchdowns by six different players
Toub was voted the Special Teams Coach of the Year in 2006 as his unit played an instrumental role in the Bears capturing the NFC crown. Super Bowl XLI began with a bang as Hester returned the opening kickoff 92 yards to the house. The dynamic returner flourished under Toub, becoming the NFL’s all-time leader in kick return touchdowns (17) while boasting the fifth-best punt return average (12.1 avg.). Hester set an NFL single-season record with five kick return TDs in that 2006 season, and beat it one year later when he took six kickoffs to the house.
Since his arrival in Kansas City, the Chiefs special teams units have flourished. Entering 2016, they led the NFL in kick return average (27.2) and six combined returns for touchdowns. Last year, they ranked third in the NFL in average opponent starting field position.
Just like he did with Hester, Toub’s fingerprints were all over another dynamic returner this season as he helped rookie Tyreek Hill become one of only two unanimous All-Pro selections. Hill lead the NFL in punt return yards (592) and average (15.2), and had three combined returns for a touchdown.