Bernie Parmalee

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Bernie Parmalee
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Pamalee as a Dolphins assistant coach in 2003
Oakland Raiders
Position: Running backs coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-09-16) September 16, 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth: Jersey City, New Jersey
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Ball State
Undrafted: 1992
Career history
As player:
As coach:
  • Miami Dolphins (2002–2004)
    (tight ends coach/special teams coach)
  • Notre Dame (2005–2009)
    (tight ends coach/special teams coach)
  • Kansas City Chiefs (2010–2012)
    (tight ends coach)
  • Oakland Raiders (2015–present)
    (running backs coach)

Bernard "Bernie" Parmalee (born September 16, 1967 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is the current running backs Coach for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League.

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

Professional playing career[edit]

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 career[edit]

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 career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Parmalee coached both Special teams and Tight Ends for the Miami Dolphins from 2002 - 2004.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

The Chiefs announced him as their Tight Ends coach on February 1, 2010.[2]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

He was hired by the Raiders as their new running backs coach on January 25, 2015.


  1. ^ Bernie Parmalee, database Football. Accessed January 3, 2008.
  2. ^ Chiefs Finalize Coaching Staff Archived February 4, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bob Bicknell
Kansas City Chiefs Tight Ends Coach
Succeeded by
Tom Melvin
Preceded by
Kelly Skipper
Oakland Raiders Running Backs Coach
Succeeded by