KC Chiefs add Todd Pinkston, Spencer Reid to coaching staff

The Kansas City Chiefs announced a series of coaching changes for the 2023 season on Friday.

The Kansas City Chiefs finally made their coaching staff official for the 2023 season and the team issued a statement designating various changes and hires for Andy Reid’s staff for the coming year.

This year, there was more activity on the coaching staff than there had been in years, anchored by the loss of Eric Bieniemy to the Washington Commanders. From there, Greg Lewis, who was the team’s running backs coach, also took a position with wide receivers with the Baltimore Ravens.

As expected, Matt Nagy settled in as the team’s new offensive coordinator after returning to the team in 2022. Other familiar faces were given new areas of responsibility or promotions for greater oversight.

There are a few new additions this year, however, including one familiar name for those who have followed Andy Reid’s career for some time. Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Todd Pinkston is now officially a member of Reid’s coaching staff at running backs coach. Pinkston played for the Eagles from 2000 to 2006. Most recently he was the wide receivers coach for the last few seasons at Austin Peay University.

Kevin Saxton arrives as a new offensive assistant after serving as quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator at Benedict College, an HBCU that went 11-1 last season en route to its first SIAC Division II Championship.

The other new faces on staff belong to Nick Cassetta, who fills in on the strength and conditioning staff after serving in the same role at New Mexico State, and Andy’s son Spencer Reid, who is also in the same department after working at BYU. Both now work for Ryan Reynolds who takes over the team’s strength and conditioning department after Barry Rubin retired after a decade with the team.

As for staff shifts, Joe Bleymaier is now the passing game coordinator after serving as wide receivers coach a year ago. Connor Embree takes over for him at the WR position while Porter Ellett moves from quality control to running back assistant.