Chiefs’ coaching staff additions include Todd Pinkston and Andy Reid’s son Spencer

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The Chiefs have announced their full coaching staff for 2023, and the new additions include some well-known names.

Todd Pinkston, who played for Chiefs head coach Andy Reid for six seasons in Philadelphia and later spent time with the Eagles as a coaching intern under Reid, is the Chiefs’ new running backs coach. Pinkston most recently coached the wide receivers at Austin Peay. Pinkston replaces Greg Lewis, who left to join the Ravens’ staff.

Reid’s son Spencer Reid has also joined the Chiefs’ staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Spencer Reid previously worked on the strength and conditioning staff at BYU. Ryan Reynolds, who was assistant strength and conditioning coach, has been promoted to head strength and conditioning coach to replace the retiring Barry Rubin, and Spencer Reid is taking Reynolds’ previous position.

The Chiefs also made some internal promotions to account for the departure of offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who left for the Commanders. Matt Nagy is now the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator.

“Every offseason in the National Football League brings change, and for the first time in a while we had some movement on the coaching staff,” Reid said in a statement. “Obviously, we lost a couple of really talented coaches in Coach Bieniemy and Coach Lewis, and I’m happy for both of those guys getting new opportunities to show what they can do in this league. On the strength and conditioning side of things, I’d like to congratulate Coach Rubin on an outstanding career and wish him the best in retirement. As for our changes this year, I’m excited to see what these coaches can do in their new roles. They are all talented individuals with unique skillsets. All of them have the ability to bring something different to the table to benefit our team and specifically our players.”

9 responses to “Chiefs’ coaching staff additions include Todd Pinkston and Andy Reid’s son Spencer

  1. Coaches hire their sons and family members all of the time. What I don’t understand is why in towns like here in Washington when a coach is a perennial loser and he and his assistants are hiring their kids, putting them on the team’s payroll and promoting them when they don’t even have prominent roles, why we don’t call them out! The nepotism in the NFL from coaches hiring their family members old buddies and friends who’ve played for them before is a part of the culture… it’s not a work culture I’d want to be in, and one that’s ripe for abuse! But when they do this someone needs to hold them accountable at least when they LOSE, as Rivera has in Washington and Carolina! The media doesn’t and fans won’t, for some reason!

  2. Seriously? This move is almost beneath mockery. You would think Chiefs ownership would have had enough egregious experiences to sour them on hiring… ancillary Reids?

  3. Why do people hate Andy’s other son? And besides…it’s only football. What’s wrong with hiring your kids?

  4. Yeah, I generally don’t have a problem with coaches hiring their kids for BS positions. But Andy Reid has to know how uncomfortable this particular situation is. It’s not good optics.

  5. mackcarrington says:
    March 17, 2023 at 5:21 pm
    Why do people hate Andy’s other son?


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    Well, the guy didn’t do anything to ME. I don’t have any reason to hate him.

  7. Isn’t Todd Pinkston the receiver famous for his aversion to contact? And he’s now coaching running backs?

  8. The Chiefs and Reids are counting on this news being lost in the wash of the “Free-agent Frenzy” Friday news dump. I hope it doesn’t. It’s, at the very least, a insult to the little girl whose life was almost taken by another Reid son assistant coach. It’s a horrible look for the Chiefs organization. It doesn’t show any contrition in regards to the recent past.

    It’s not like there aren’t more qualified assistant strength and conditioning coaches around.

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