Colts Head Coaching Search Wish List: Dave Toub

Dave Toub may be the most logical option for the Colts (Photo by John Konstantaras/Getty Images)
Dave Toub may be the most logical option for the Colts (Photo by John Konstantaras/Getty Images) /

Dave Toub is overdue for his first chance at being an NFL head coach. Will he get the opportunity in Indianapolis?

Connection to Indianapolis

Colts general manager Chris Ballard worked in Kansas City’s front office from 2013 to 2016, and Dave Toub was the Chiefs’ special teams coach during Ballard’s entire tenure in KC. Many believe Ballard would like to bring in one of his old colleagues for a possible head coach opening with the Colts, and Toub is qualified to be that guy.


Toub began his NFL coaching career as the Eagles’ special teams and quality control coach in 2001 after 15 years as a college coach at UTEP and Missouri.

He was in Phildaelphia for three seasons before moving on to Chicago as a special teams coordinator. He was with the Bears from 2004 through 2012, and then joined Andy Reid’s coaching staff in 2013. He’s built one of the league’s most consistent special teams units with the Chiefs, which has him in the conversation for a head coaching job.

Is Toub a Good Fit with the Colts?

It’s rare to see a coach make the jump from special teams coordinator to head coach in the NFL, but John Harbaugh is the most recent example and he’s enjoyed wild success in Baltimore winning a Lombardi trophy along the way.

However, it’s difficult to see the Colts’ fanbase being too excited about Dave Toub getting the first head coaching job of his career in Indianapolis.

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