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Chiefs hire long-time Mizzou assistant Andy Hill as

KC makes makes Kafka passing game coordinator
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Posted at 8:24 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 21:24:35-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Long-time University of Missouri assistant football coach Andy Hill wasn’t on the free-agent coaching market very long.

Four months after his 24-year career as an assistant coach with the Tigers ended, Hill joined the reigning Super Bowl champions as an assistant special teams coach, the Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday on social media.

The Chiefs also announced that Andy Reid had added the title of passing game coordinator to quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka’s duties.

Hill will assist Kafka under offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.

New Mizzou football coach Eli Drinwitz, who was hired from Appalachian State in December, opted not to retain Hill on his coaching staff.

Hill, a 1985 graduate of MU, returned to the Tigers in 1996 as wide receivers coach, a role he’d continue in for most of the next 24 seasons.

The last two seasons, Hill served as special teams coordinator.

Hill — a native of Trenton, Missouri, who walked on with the Tigers football team in 1980 — was inducted in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2014

Kafka, a former Northwestern quarterback, played two NFL seasons, one each with Philadelphia and Tampa Bay. He also spent time with New England, Jacksonville, Minnesota, Tennessee and Cincinnati.

After one season as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Kafka joined the Chiefs as an offensive quality control coach in 2017 before being promoted to quarterbacks coach for the 2018-19 seasons.