WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon January 9, 2012
Former Hilltopper Romeo Crennel is the New Head Coach of the Kansas City Chiefs
By Dan Modlin/AP
Bowling Green, KY – Romeo Crennel, who played and coached for the WKU Hilltopper football team early in his career, has been tapped to be the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. While serving as interim head coach late this season, Crennel led the team to an upset win over the previously undefeated Green Bay Packers. He also coached the team to a victory over the Denver Broncos, who last night eliminated the Pittsburgh Steelers from the NFL playoffs.
Romeo Crennel played four seasons for the Hilltoppers in the late 1960s, worked as a graduate assistant in 1970, and served as defensive line coach at WKU for four seasons. He has worked as an assistant coach with the New York Giants, the New England Patriots,the New York Jets, and the Chiefs. He was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns for four seasons.
In announcing the hiring, Chief's CEO Clark Hunt said, "Romeo has established an outstanding track record of success."