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Tom McMahon
Special Teams Coach
College:
Carroll College
Hometown:
Helena, Mont.
Experience:
6

Biography

Tom McMahon enters his first season as the Chiefs special teams coach in 2012. He joined Kansas City after spending the previous three seasons as the special teams coordinator for the St. Louis Rams (2009-11).

Tom McMahon enters his first season as the Chiefs special teams coach in 2012. He joined Kansas City after spending the previous three seasons as the special teams coordinator for the St. Louis Rams (2009-11).

McMahon begins his sixth year as an NFL coach in 2012 after spending 14 years at the collegiate level at three different schools.

In 2010, the Rams had the league’s third-best net punting average at 40.0 yards per punt. In addition, the Rams primary punt returner, Danny Amendola, led the NFL with 12 returns of 20-plus yards in 2009 and 2010 combined.

Prior to his time in St. Louis, McMahon spent two seasons (2007-08) as assistant special teams coach for the Atlanta Falcons. He was instrumental in the development of kick returner Jerious Norwood, whose 2,628 kickoff return yards ranked third in the NFL over that two-year span.

Before joining Atlanta, McMahon spent one season (2006) with the University of Louisville, coaching outside linebackers and special teams. Under his guidance, kicker Art Carmody earned the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top kicker.

McMahon joined Louisville after spending 11 seasons at Utah State, including eight campaigns as a full-time assistant. He served as the defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator from 2001-05 after coaching linebackers and special teams from 1998-00. McMahon joined Utah State in 1995 as a graduate assistant, helping coach the defensive ends.

McMahon broke into the coaching ranks at his alma mater, Carroll College, in 1992 as the school’s secondary coach after a four-year playing career for the Saints. He spent one year at Bozeman High School in Bozeman, Mont., in 1993. He returned to coach the secondary at Carroll in 1994.

Education: Carroll College (B.A. 1992); Utah State (M.Ed. 1997) Born: Helena, Mont. Family: Wife – Kim; Children – Dawson, Emmett and Quincy.

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