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American Football Database
Chad O'Shea
Miami Dolphins
Position:Offensive coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1972-12-18) December 18, 1972 (age 48)
Houston, Texas
Career information
High school:Louisville (KY) St. Xavier
Career history
As coach:
* Houston (1996)
Graduate assistant
Career highlights and awards
* 3× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI, LIII)

Chad O'Shea (born December 18, 1972) is an American football coach and former player who is the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He previously was a coach for the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, and Kansas City Chiefs.

College career

O'Shea attended Marshall University from 1991 through 1993 before transferring to the University of Houston where he played football as a quarterback from 1994 through 1995.

Coaching career


O'Shea served as a graduate assistant for Houston in 1996 before being promoted to wide receivers coach in 1997. He became tight ends coach and special teams coach in 1998 and added recruiting coordinator to those duties in 1999. In 2000, O'Shea moved to the University of Southern Mississippi, where he served as special teams coach and recruiting coordinator through 2002.

Kansas City Chiefs

In 2003, O'Shea was a volunteer assistant as an assistant special teams coach for the Kansas City Chiefs under special teams coordinator Frank Gansz, a coach for Houston when O'Shea played there. He became a full-time assistant special teams coach for the Chiefs in 2004, spending two years in that capacity.

Minnesota Vikings

In 2006, O'Shea joined the Minnesota Vikings as an offensive assistant, working with the wide receivers in 2007 and 2008. Also in 2008, O'Shea added assistant special teams coaching responsibilities.

New England Patriots

In 2009, O'Shea became the wide receivers coach for the New England Patriots. On February 5, 2017, O'Shea was part of the Patriots coaching staff that won Super Bowl LI. In the game, the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime.[1]

Miami Dolphins

On February 8, 2019, the Miami Dolphins announced O'Shea as their offensive coordinator.[2]

Coaching tree

NFL head coaches under whom Chad O’Shea has served:

Personal life

O'Shea and his wife Melissa have three children: daughters Claire and Grace, and son Michael.


External links

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