Denver Broncos To Hire Brock Olivo As Special Teams Coordinator

The Broncos have landed on their man to coach special teams.

New Head Coach Vance Joseph is all about building a strong Denver Broncos team in all three phases. With hires to the offensive and defensive coaching staffs all but wrapped up, the Broncos have been focused on finding the right guy to coordinate special teams. They wanted Dave Toub, Kansas City's special teams coordinator, whom they also interviewed for head coach before hiring Joseph. Unable to consummate a deal, the team moved on to Toub's assistant Brock Olivo. 

In 1997, as a Missouri Tigers player, Olivo was awarded the Mosi Tatupu Award for the top special teams player in college football. He also left Missouri as the school's all-time leading rusher.

As a pro with the Detroit Lions (1998-2002), Olivo led the team in tackles twice, while also serving as a backup running back and fullback. His pro coaching career began with the Kansas City Chiefs back in 2014, under Dave Toub.

The 40-year-old Olivo fits the "bright, young" ideal GM John Elway has used to inform most of his coaching hires since Gary Kubiak chose to resign. Our very own Erick Trickel learned from a source on Tuesday that Olivo would be the Broncos hire as special teams coordinator, and the team made that a reality Thursday. 

Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.

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