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Chiefs Mourn the Death of Former Assistant Coach Bob Karmelowicz

Posted May 2, 2010

The Kansas City Chiefs organization is mourning the passing of former Chiefs assistant coach Bob Karmelowicz. Karmelowicz, 60, spent 18 seasons in the NFL coaching ranks, including nine as a defensive line coach with Kansas City (’97-05). He is survived by his wife Olga and three children – Liz, Marissa and Dave.

During his nine-year coaching career with the Chiefs, Karmelowicz worked under three different head coaches – Marty Schottenheimer, Gunther Cunningham and Dick Vermeil. As a former collegiate nose tackle, Karmelowicz brought a wealth of knowledge and an enthusiastic coaching style to the position.

Karmelowicz most recently coached with the Detroit Lions in 2009. In addition to his tenure with Kansas City, he served NFL coaching stints with Houston (2006-08), Washington (’94-96) and Cincinnati (’92-93). He also spent 16 seasons on the collegiate level before entering the NFL coaching ranks. The New Britain, Connecticut native was a three-year starter and a consensus Little All-America selection at the University of Bridgeport.

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