Matt House, currently the defensive coordinator for the University of Kentucky, is reportedly set to become the new linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs are beginning to piece together their new defensive coaching staff after the hire of Steve Spagnuolo with word that Matt House will be taking over as the team’s linebacking coach, per Field Yates.
House has served as defensive coordinator at a number of college programs over the last several years, most recently with the Kentucky Wildcats. He’s served in the same role at Pitt and Florida International before joining Kentucky in 2016 where he’s been a significant part of Mark Stoops’ staff and the resulting success on the field.
House was not only DC in Lexington, but he was also a positional coach for the inside linebackers—a real problem spot for the Chiefs last year. House certainly got the most out of several players in college, including this year’s pass rushing phenom Josh Allen, and now he will be tasked with taking a unit that has some talent in Anthony Hitchens and company and employing them in Spagnuolo’s system.
House spent three years with the St. Louis Rams during Spagnuolo’s tenure as head coach as a quality control coach on defense as well as assisting the linebacking corps. He’s been a rising star in the college ranks ever since, which gives Spagnuolo a nice young hire to bring in back to the professional ranks.
With a team in the spotlight like the Chiefs, if the defensive staff can right the ship and improve the bottom line to a Super Bowl appearance, all parties involved could be a part of something special.