Chiefs leadership turnover starting to rival Kansas City schools'
The Kansas City Star
The Kansas City Chiefs are pulling up toward the Kansas City Public Schools’ record of burning through the person holding the top job.
The Kansas City school district has drawn fire for having more than 25 superintendents in 40 years.
Andy Reid steps in to the job as lucky No. 13 head coach for the Chiefs since 1960.
The school district and the Chiefs in their history had longer tenured leadership in the early years. Each has endured short-term, helter-skelter leadership in the last 30 years.
Like the school district, the community gets excited with each new leader, laments the constant turnover and has high hopes for the performance. Then reality sets in when the season begins.
And then there is no joy in Mudville — once again.
With Reid stepping into the coach’s job, The Star reports the lineup of the past:
The chronology of Chiefs general managers and coaches, starting with their first season in 1960:
Don Rossi, 1960
Jack Steadman, 1960-76
Jim Schaaf, 1976-88
Carl Peterson, 1988-2008
Scott Pioli, 2009-13
Hank Stram, 1960-74
Paul Wiggin, 1975-77
Tom Bettis, 1977
Marv Levy, 1978-82
John Mackovic, 1983-86
Frank Gansz, 1987-88
Marty Schottenheimer, 1989-98
Gunther Cunningham, 1999-2000
Dick Vermeil, 2001-05
Herm Edwards, 2006-08
Todd Haley, 2009-11
Romeo Crennel, 2011-12