Coach Bio

Dave Toub
Special Teams Coordinator

Biography

Dave Toub enters his fourth season as Kansas City’s special teams coordinator in 2016.

In 2015, the Chiefs special teams unit was considered among the top units in the NFL. With Toub’s guidance, the Chiefs led the NFL in kick return average (27.2) and a combined six return touchdowns over the last three seasons, tied for a league best. K Cairo Santos logged 129 points on the season after passing Jan Stenerud's 1967 franchise record of most points by a rookie kicker (108) with 113 points in 2014. P Dustin Colquitt put 37 punts inside the 20 in 2015, adding to his franchise record of 353 total.

Under Toub, Kansas City’s special teams has been a strong point in the club’s success. In the 2015 season, the Chiefs ranked second in the AFC and third in the NFL in average opponent beginning field position. Kansas City’s punt coverage unit allowed an average of just 6.5 yards per punt return, which ranked third in the AFC. LB DJ Alexander blocked a Marquette King punt in the end zone for a safety during the game against the Oakland Raiders on Jan. 3, 2016, marking the first Chiefs blocked punt since RB Shaun Draughn blocked a Michael Koenen punt at Tampa Bay on Oct. 14, 2012. Toub's special teams unit played a big part in the Chiefs first postseason victory in 22 seasons following the 2015 season. In the 2015 AFC Wild Card Game, RB Knile Davis returned the opening kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown and K Cairo Santos converted two 49-yard field goals and a 33-yard field goal in Houston, setting a postseason franchise record as 49 yards is the longest converted field goal in a playoff game, a record previously held by PFHOF and Chiefs Hall of Fame kicker Jan Stenerud. Santos also tied the record for most field goals in a playoff game (three) against Houston.

Since Toub’s arrival in 2013, the Chiefs have six special teams kick returns for touchdowns (three punt, three kickoff), which is the most in the NFL over that span. The Chiefs took over the top mark for kick return average in NFL history in 2013 averaging 29.9 yards per return.

Prior to arriving in Kansas City, Toub’s special teams units in Chicago finished in the top third of the league for eight straight seasons (2004-11) according to the Dallas Morning News ranking system, including a No. 1 overall finish in 2006 and 2007. Toub was named Special Teams Coach of the Year in 2006 as voted on by his NFL coaching peers.

Toub guided five different Bears players to eight Pro Bowl berths, including Devin Hester’s three selections (2006-07 and 2010) Johnny Knox (2009), Brendon Ayanbadejo (2006-07), Robbie Gould (2006) and Corey Graham (2011).

During Toub’s tenure, Chicago had an NFL-high 22 kick return TDs compiled by six different players. The Bears also added a touchdown return on two missed field goals and a 92-yard kickoff return touchdown in Super Bowl XLI. Toub helped Hester develop into the NFL’s all-time leader in kick return touchdowns (17) while compiling the fifth-best punt return average (12.1 avg.). Hester set an NFL single-season record with five kick return TDs in his rookie campaign in 2006 and surpassed that mark one year later with six kick return touchdowns.

During his stint with Philadelphia (2001-03), Toub helped Eagles special teams coordinator John Harbaugh earn 2001 NFL Special Teams Coach of the Year honors.

Toub spent 15 seasons coaching at the collegiate level, most recently at Missouri where he coached the defensive line (1998-00) after nine years (1989-97) as the school’s head strength coach. Toub began his coaching career in 1986 at his alma mater, Texas-El Paso, as a graduate assistant, and one year later was named the school’s head strength and conditioning coach.

Toub was selected in the ninth round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles as a center. He also spent time with the Los Angeles Rams in 1986. At the University of Texas-El Paso, Toub was a two-time All-WAC selection and earned two Academic All-WAC nominations (1983-84). He was a two-time team captain and was named the program’s most outstanding offensive lineman during his junior and senior seasons. He began his collegiate playing career as an offensive lineman at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. (1980-81). He earned his Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Education degrees from UTEP.

Education: ­University of Texas - El Paso (B.S. 1986, M.E.1988). Born: Ossining, N.Y. Family: Wife - Cheryl; Children - Shane and Nicolette.

Dave Toub enters his fourth season as Kansas City’s special teams coordinator in 2016.

In 2015, the Chiefs special teams unit was considered among the top units in the NFL. With Toub’s guidance, the Chiefs led the NFL in kick return average (27.2) and a combined six return touchdowns over the last three seasons, tied for a league best. K Cairo Santos logged 129 points on the season after passing Jan Stenerud's 1967 franchise record of most points by a rookie kicker (108) with 113 points in 2014. P Dustin Colquitt put 37 punts inside the 20 in 2015, adding to his franchise record of 353 total.

Under Toub, Kansas City’s special teams has been a strong point in the club’s success. In the 2015 season, the Chiefs ranked second in the AFC and third in the NFL in average opponent beginning field position. Kansas City’s punt coverage unit allowed an average of just 6.5 yards per punt return, which ranked third in the AFC. LB DJ Alexander blocked a Marquette King punt in the end zone for a safety during the game against the Oakland Raiders on Jan. 3, 2016, marking the first Chiefs blocked punt since RB Shaun Draughn blocked a Michael Koenen punt at Tampa Bay on Oct. 14, 2012. Toub's special teams unit played a big part in the Chiefs first postseason victory in 22 seasons following the 2015 season. In the 2015 AFC Wild Card Game, RB Knile Davis returned the opening kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown and K Cairo Santos converted two 49-yard field goals and a 33-yard field goal in Houston, setting a postseason franchise record as 49 yards is the longest converted field goal in a playoff game, a record previously held by PFHOF and Chiefs Hall of Fame kicker Jan Stenerud. Santos also tied the record for most field goals in a playoff game (three) against Houston.

Since Toub’s arrival in 2013, the Chiefs have six special teams kick returns for touchdowns (three punt, three kickoff), which is the most in the NFL over that span. The Chiefs took over the top mark for kick return average in NFL history in 2013 averaging 29.9 yards per return.

Prior to arriving in Kansas City, Toub’s special teams units in Chicago finished in the top third of the league for eight straight seasons (2004-11) according to the Dallas Morning News ranking system, including a No. 1 overall finish in 2006 and 2007. Toub was named Special Teams Coach of the Year in 2006 as voted on by his NFL coaching peers.

Toub guided five different Bears players to eight Pro Bowl berths, including Devin Hester’s three selections (2006-07 and 2010) Johnny Knox (2009), Brendon Ayanbadejo (2006-07), Robbie Gould (2006) and Corey Graham (2011).

During Toub’s tenure, Chicago had an NFL-high 22 kick return TDs compiled by six different players. The Bears also added a touchdown return on two missed field goals and a 92-yard kickoff return touchdown in Super Bowl XLI. Toub helped Hester develop into the NFL’s all-time leader in kick return touchdowns (17) while compiling the fifth-best punt return average (12.1 avg.). Hester set an NFL single-season record with five kick return TDs in his rookie campaign in 2006 and surpassed that mark one year later with six kick return touchdowns.

During his stint with Philadelphia (2001-03), Toub helped Eagles special teams coordinator John Harbaugh earn 2001 NFL Special Teams Coach of the Year honors.

Toub spent 15 seasons coaching at the collegiate level, most recently at Missouri where he coached the defensive line (1998-00) after nine years (1989-97) as the school’s head strength coach. Toub began his coaching career in 1986 at his alma mater, Texas-El Paso, as a graduate assistant, and one year later was named the school’s head strength and conditioning coach.

Toub was selected in the ninth round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles as a center. He also spent time with the Los Angeles Rams in 1986. At the University of Texas-El Paso, Toub was a two-time All-WAC selection and earned two Academic All-WAC nominations (1983-84). He was a two-time team captain and was named the program’s most outstanding offensive lineman during his junior and senior seasons. He began his collegiate playing career as an offensive lineman at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. (1980-81). He earned his Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Education degrees from UTEP.

Education: ­University of Texas - El Paso (B.S. 1986, M.E.1988). Born: Ossining, N.Y. Family: Wife - Cheryl; Children - Shane and Nicolette.