• David Culley
  • Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers
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College: Vanderbilt
NFL: 20th Year NFL Coach
Team: 1st with Chiefs

David Culley enters his first season as the Chiefs assistant head coach/wide receivers coach in 2013, beginning his 20th season as an NFL assistant coach.

Prior to arriving in Kansas City, Culley served 14 seasons as the wide receivers coach for the Philadelphia Eagles (1999-2012) working for Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid who held the same role for the Eagles during that timeframe.

In his current position in Kansas City, Culley will play a vital role in assisting Reid, Offensive Coordinator Doug Pederson and the entire offensive staff in formulating all aspects of the offensive gameplan, in addition to tutoring the club's wide receiving corps.

With the Eagles, Culley tutored two up-an-coming NFL talents in DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. Jackson earned back-to-back Pro Bowl berths in 2009-10. In his first three years, Maclin caught more passes (189) than any other player in team history besides TE Keith Jackson (194).

Culley joined the Eagles after a three-year stint as the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach. During that three-year span, the Steelers reached the playoffs twice, advancing to the AFC title game in 1997 and to the divisional playoffs the previous season. In all, Culley has made six appearances in conference championship games.

Culley was recruited by Bill Parcells as a quarterback at Vanderbilt University. After his collegiate playing career was over, he coached the running backs at Austin Peay University (1978). He then returned to his alma mater to coach the Commodores receivers (1979-81).

He went on to make one-year stops at Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee-Chattanooga and Western Kentucky with a four-year stay as quarterbacks coach at Southwestern Louisiana, where he coached former Eagles player Brian Mitchell. Under Culley's direction, Mitchell became the first player in NCAA history to pass for more than 5,000 yards and rush for more than 3,000 yards in a career.

Culley served as the offensive coordinator/running backs/wide receivers coach at the University of Texas-El Paso (1989-90) before joining the coaching  staff at Texas A&M as the wide receivers coach (1991-93).

His first NFL coaching job came at Tampa Bay as he coached the Buccaneers wideouts (1994-95).  He then moved on to coach the wide receivers for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1996-98). In 1997, with Culley's help, Steelers WR Yancey Thigpen caught 79 passes for a Steelers single-season record 1,398 yards and seven touchdowns en route to Pro Bowl honors.

Culley graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in health and physical education.

Education: ­Vanderbilt University (B.S. 1978). Born: Sparta, Tenn. Family: Wife - Carolyn; Children - Monty and Jessie.

1973-77 Vanderbilt Quarterback
1978 Austin Peay Running Backs
1979-81 Vanderbilt Wide Receivers
1982 Middle Tennessee State


1983 Tennessee-Chattanooga

Wide Receivers

1984 Western Kentucky QBs/WRs
1985-88 Southwestern Louisiana Quarterbacks
1989-90 Texas-El Paso Offensive Coordinator/RBs/WRs
1991-93 Texas A&M Wide Receivers
1994-95 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receivers
1996-98 Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers
1999-12 Philadelphia Eagles

Wide Receivers ('99-10)

Senior Offensive Assistant ('11-12)

2013 Kansas City Chiefs Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers