The Pittsburgh Steelers officially named former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley as the new offensive coordinator on Tuesday in an announcement on steelers.com. The Steelers have had an opening at the offensive coordinator position ever since it was announced back on January 20th that Bruce Arians would not return in 2012. Haley, the son of former Steelers Director of Player Personnel Dick Haley, has spent the last 17 years in the NFL in some capacity.
Haley said today in the statement released by the Steelers, “I am excited about the opportunity to come back home and work for a tremendous organization. It is an honor to work with the Rooney family and Coach Tomlin and continue the success that has become synonymous with the Steelers. My father has so many fond memories both from his playing days and his time in the personnel department with the team, and I look forward to helping bring more championships to Pittsburgh and to being a part of one of the storied franchises in the NFL.”
Haley was fired as the Chiefs head coach late last season after nearly 3 full seasons as the teams head coach. Prior to the Chiefs he was the offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals in 2007 and 2008 under former Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. Prior to his time in Arizona he was the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach for the Dallas Cowboys from 2004-2006. He also had served previously on the staffs of the Chicago Bears from 2001-2003 and the New York Jets from 1997-2000.
You can read more about the stats and resume of Haley in a post I put up on Monday.