facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Chiefs make Pendergast defensive leader

March 13, 2009 at 7:22 PM   |   Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 13 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Chiefs Friday hired Clancy Pendergast to be their next defensive coordinator.

Pendergast had held the same job with the Arizona Cardinals from 2004-08, but was let go earlier this off-season, despite Arizona reaching Super Bowl XLIII.

Pendergast, 41, is a 14-year NFL coaching veteran and, in Kansas City, he rejoins former Cardinals' offensive coordinator Todd Haley, the Chiefs' new head coach.

Pendergast inherits a defense that gave up over 27 points per game in a dismal 2-14 2008-09 season.

"Clancy was instrumental in the Arizona Cardinals' run at the end of last season that led to our appearance in the Super Bowl," Haley said. "The fact that we have experience working together along with Clancy's previous experience working with (offensive coordinator) Gary Gibbs will be a big factor in our continuity as we move forward."

Topics: Todd Haley
© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Member of the Dallas Cowboys being investigated for sexual assault Member of the Dallas Cowboys being investigated for sexual assault
2
Former Patriot Rodney Harrison says Tom Brady looks 'scared to death' Former Patriot Rodney Harrison says Tom Brady looks 'scared to death'
3
Oslo, Norway withdraws 2022 Olympics bid Oslo, Norway withdraws 2022 Olympics bid
4
Despite rumors, ESPN's Jon Gruden not interested in Raiders head coaching gig Despite rumors, ESPN's Jon Gruden not interested in Raiders head coaching gig
5
UPI horse racing roundup UPI horse racing roundup
Trending News
x
Feedback