Bernie Parmalee
File:Bernie Parmalee.jpg
Pamalee as a Dolphins assistant coach in 2003
Current position
TitleTight End Coach
TeamKansas City Chiefs
Biographical details
Born (1967-09-16) September 16, 1967 (age 52)
United States Jersey City, New Jersey
Playing career
1987-1990Ball State
Position(s)Running Back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Miami Dolphins, (ST/TE)
Notre Dame, (ST/TE)
Kansas City Chiefs, (TE)

Bernard "Bernie" Parmalee (born September 16, 1967 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is the current Tight End Coach for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Parmalee played high school football at Lincoln High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.[1]

Professional playing careerEdit

Parmalee played running back for the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets from 1992 to 2000. Parmalee's professional opportunity came when he tried out for the Miami Dolphins after working for UPS. He played seven seasons with the Dolphins (1992–98) in 104 games, scoring fifteen rushing touchdowns and three receiving touchdowns while rushing for 1,959 yards and amassing 1,306 receiving yards. In 1999 he went to the Jets and played two seasons in 30 games with two rushing touchdowns, 220 rushing yards, and 179 receiving yards.

College coaching careerEdit

Irish tight ends did well under Parmalee's tutelage having produced multiple John Mackey Award finalists during his tenure (Anthony Fasano and John Carlson). Parmalee's playing days were at Ball State University, where he is the 3rd leading rusher all-time, being passed by MiQuale Lewis in Week 6.

Professional coaching careerEdit

Parmalee coached both Special teams and Tight Ends for the Miami Dolphins from 2002 - 2004. The Chiefs announced him as their Tight Ends coach on February 1, 2010.[2]


  1. Bernie Parmalee, database Football. Accessed January 3, 2008.
  2. Chiefs Finalize Coaching Staff

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bob Bicknell
Kansas City Chiefs Tightends Coach
Succeeded by

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