Report: Weis joins Kansas City staff

Jan. 6, 2010 at 10:18 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Former Notre Dame Coach Charlie Weis has been hired as the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, The Kansas City Star reported Wednesday.

First-year Kansas City Coach Todd Haley served as the team's offensive coordinator this season after firing Chan Gailey from that post before the start of the campaign.

The Chiefs went 4-12 in 2009, but ended the season on a solid note by defeating division-rival Denver.

Haley and Weis worked together as assistants with the New York Jets more than a decade ago.

"Charlie is a friend of mine," Haley told the newspaper. "We shared three years together [with the Jets] in a room not even able to have two full-sized desks there. Charlie is a guy that I have a great amount of respect for as a coach."

After a successful run as offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, Weis was hired to lead Notre Dame in 2005. After his team went 6-6 this season, he was replaced by Cincinnati's Brian Kelly.

Weis had a 35-27 record in five seasons with the Fighting Irish.

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