Olivo, 37, is a Missouri native, having grown up in the St. Louis area and spent his college days in Columbia. He attended MU from 1994-97, where he tallied the third most rushing yards in school history with 3,026. He spent five seasons in the NFL, but eventually took his talents to Italy where played one season, and also became a head coach.
As mentioned before, the Chiefs have been in the hunt to replace former assistant, Kevin O’Dea, who joined Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their special teams coach a few weeks ago. Toub decided to go with a familiar face in Olivo, as they grew fond of each other from Toub’s days at MU when he was their strength and conditioning coach from 1989-1998.
Olivo is clearly a good coach, given his numbers and body of work over the last few years. He signed on with the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers as running backs coach and special teams assistant in 2012 and helped guide the Chanticleers’ offense to averages of 199.2 rushing yards per game and 252.1 in 2013. Pretty godly numbers no matter what level you’re looking at.
At this point, it’s going to be hard to argue that Toub didn’t make the right decision given that he and O’dea, his first choice, had one of the best special teams units in the NFL last season. Toub is arguably the best special teams coach in the game and if success continues, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Brock Olivo be the next coach to land a promotion else where in the NFL. So in other words, “In Toub We Trust!”
Now, they just need to make sure Dexter McCluster stays in Red & Yellow.