Brock Olivo will become the next special teams coordinator for the Denver Broncos, according to Mike Klis with 9News. Olivo replaces Joe DeCamillis in that role.
Olivo has spent the last three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and one of the best special teams coaches in the NFL, Dave Toub. The Chiefs have consistently had one of the best special teams units in the league, and Vance Joseph is hoping/expecting Olivo does the same in Denver.
Broncos have agreed to terms with Brock Olivo to be their new special teams coordinator, per sources. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) January 19, 2017
Prior to his three seasons in Kansas City, Olivo spent two seasons (2012-13) with Costal Carolina where he coached the running backs and assisted on special teams, per his bio on the Chiefs’ website.
From their website:
With Olivo’s guidance, K Cairo Santos recorded 129 points in the 2015 regular season, and tied for the second-most points by an individual player in a playoff game with 12 points in the Wild Card playoff game in Houston. Additionally P Dustin Colquitt grabbed the top ranking in NFL history for percentage of punts inside the 20 (39.7%) since 1976 with 353.
Prior to joining Coastal Carolina in 2012, Olivo spent the 2011 season as running backs coach for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League. Olivo got his start in coaching as head coach and offensive coordinator of the Italian National Football Team, according to his bio. 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.
Olivo played four seasons (1998-01) with the Detroit Lions as a running back and special teams player.
As his bio said, Olivo is a product of the University of Missouri where he set the then-school career record for rushing yards with 3,026 from 1994-97 and led the team in scoring in three-straight seasons from 1994-96. It was at Missouri Olivo played for Toub, the then-strength and conditioning coach for the Tigers.
As noted above, the hope and expectation is Olivo does for the Broncos special teams what he and Toub have done for Kansas City’s. It’s another great hire by Joseph, who is putting together a rock-star coaching staff.
#Broncos hiring KC asst ST coach Brock Olivo as ST coordinator.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) January 19, 2017
Have now hired a coach from each of division foes. (McCoy, Musgrave)
The other interesting aspect of this staff, as Benjamin Allbright pointed out on Twitter, is that Denver has now hired five assistant coaches from AFC West division rivals - Mike McCoy, Bill Musgrave, Jeff Davidson, Marcus Robertson and Olivo.