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LA Rams Hire Kansas State Special Teams Coach Chili Davis

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Chris Klieman and the Kansas State Wildcats coaching staff are losing their special teams quality control coach as the Los Angeles Rams announced their decision to hire Chili Davis.

Davis spent one season in Manhattan after stops at Florida A&M, Washington, and New Mexico State, where he operated as a graduate assistant before being promoted to special teams coach at FAMU.


Kansas State’s special teams unit has been one of the nation’s top groups since the team hired Bill Snyder back in 1989. For the better part of 30 years, the Wildcats have found different ways to affect the game on special teams, which makes coaches like Davis a hot commodity.

Davis has spent the previous 10 years coaching special teams around the country, and will now make his debut in the National Football League.

Davis came to Manhattan after a stint at Florida A&M where he helped the Rattlers earn an overall record of 9-2 and a 7-1 record in SWAC conference play. Both FAMU’s kicker and punter, Jose Romo-Martinez and Chris Faddoul were awarded First-Team All-Conference honors and HBCU All-American honors.

With the loss of Davis, the Wildcats will now start their search for a new special teams quality control coach ahead of the 2024 season. Kansas State kicks off its season on Saturday, August 31st against the UT Martin Skyhawks.

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