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Bears hire Brock Olivo as assistant special teams coach

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The Bears coaching staff continues to fill out, with the latest assistant having an exciting background.

NFL: Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s all most of you Chicago Bears’ fans need to know about Brock Olivo. He worked as Dave Toub’s assistant from 2014 to 2016 in Kansas City.

That’s good enough for me.

It was during his time with the Chiefs when he and Bears head coach Matt Nagy crossed paths.

Olivo will now assist Bears’ special teams coordinator Chris Tabor, who himself was a Toub assistant back when both were in Chicago.

This special teams staff is like Toub to the second power.

Last season, Olivo was the special teams coordinator with the Denver Broncos. Before breaking into the NFL coaching ranks with the Chiefs, he was the running backs coach and special teams assistant at Coastal Carolina from 2012–2013.

In 2011 he was the running backs coach for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.

Here’s a fun fact.

The Nighthawks actually drafted Akiem Hicks in the UFL draft that year, but Hicks decided to remain at University of Regina.

Olivo does have some head coaching experience on his resume. From the Bears website.

Olivo served as head coach and offensive coordinator of the Italian National Football Team. He was also the head coach, offensive coordinator and special teams coordinator of the S.S. Lazio Marines, a Serie A1 team which competes in Italy’s IFL, the country’s highest level of American football.

He was also an undrtafted free agent that stuck with the Detroit Lions for four years (1998-2001) where he excelled as a special teamer.

In college, at the University of Missouri, he was a record setting running back, and also the 1997 NCAA Special Teams Player of the Year.

What are your thoughts on the latest addition to the coaching staff?