Kansas Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis announced that Bernie Parmalee has joined the Jayhawks’ football coaching program at the quality control for special teams position.
“I am very happy to add Bernie to our staff,” said Weis. “He worked with me for six years and did a great job. I’m sure he will be a valuable asset to our program.”
If you remember, Parmalee had a nine-year NFL playing career with Miami from 1992-98, and the New York Jets from 1999-2000. During his NFL career, Parmalee played in 134 games, recording 567 rushes for 2,179 yards with 17 TDs. The versatile back also had 168 receptions for 1,485 yards with three scores. On special teams, Parmalee registered 123 tackles in his career.
Parmalee spent the last three seasons as the Kansas City Chiefs’ tight ends coach. In his first season with the Chiefs, Parmalee helped develop tight end Tony Moeaki. Moeaki caught 47 passes in 2010, which is the most by a rookie tight end in Chiefs history. His 556 receiving yards trailed only Walter White’s 559 yards for the best total by a rookie tight end.
Prior to joining the Chiefs, Parmalee spent five seasons at Notre Dame.