Kevin O'Dea

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Kevin O'Dea
New Orleans Saints
Position: Assistant special teams coach
Personal information
Born: (1960-06-09) June 9, 1960 (age 57)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Lock Haven
Career history
As coach:

Kevin O'Dea (born June 9, 1960) is an American football coach, currently serving as special teams coordinator for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL).

College career[edit]

O'Dea played wide receiver and defensive back from 1984 to 1985 at Lock Haven University.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

O'Dea was the assistant special teams coach for the Chicago Bears from February 14, 2006, until he was hired by the New York Jets.[2] O'Dea was named the Jets Special Teams Coordinator on February 20, 2008 after former coordinator Mike Westhoff stepped down after seven years due to medical reasons.

Personal life[edit]

A native of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, O'Dea spent a four-year term in the Coast Guard before enrolling at Lock Haven University. O'Dea later obtained a master's degree in education from the University of Virginia.[3]


  1. ^ Associated Press (February 20, 2008). "Kevin O'Dea is new special teams coach for the Chicago Bears". USA Today. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ Mayer, Larry (February 22, 2008). "Benson will face battle to regain starting position". Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Kevin O'Dea". Archived from the original on December 28, 2010. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 

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