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Vermeil Named Chiefs Head Coach
KCP2001011202 - 12 JANUARY 2001- KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI,USA: The Kansas City Chiefs' new Head Coach Dick Vermeil speaks to the media at a press conference held at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, January 12, 2001. Chiefs President Carl Peterson (left) introduced Vermeil and announced the three year contract making Vermeil one of the the top paid coaches in the NFL. Vermeil had retired from coaching after winning the superbowl with the St. Louis Rams and was persuaded to return to coaching by his longtime friend Carl Peterson. rlw/hb/Hattie Barham UPI
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Carl D. Peterson grew up in Long Beach, California, and is an alumnus of the UCLA. He is best known as the former president, general manager, and chief executive officer of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He served in those roles from 1989-2008. Peterson hired four coaches for the Chiefs during his tenure: Marty Schottenheimer, Gunther Cunningham, Dick Vermeil, and Herman Edwards.

Peterson took over the general manager duties in 1989 from Jim Schaaf. During his 20 years at the helm in Kansas City, the Chiefs amassed a 176–141–1 record, won the AFC West four times and reached the AFC Championship Game in 1993.

On December 15, 2008, Owner Clark Hunt announced Peterson's resignation effective the end of the 2008 NFL season.

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