Tom Melvin

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Tom Melvin
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-10-01)October 1, 1961
Place of birth Redwood City, California
Career information
Position(s) Tight ends coach
College San Francisco State University
Northern Arizona University
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1984-1985 San Francisco State University
Graduate assistant
1986-1987 Northern Arizona University
Running backs / Offensive line / Tight ends coach
1988-1990 University of California, Santa Barbara
Offensive coordinator / Offensive line coach
1991-1998 Occidental College
Offensive coordinator / Offensive line coach
1999-2001 Philadelphia Eagles
Offensive assistant / Quality control coach
2002-2012 Philadelphia Eagles
Tight ends coach
2013-present Kansas City Chiefs
Tight ends coach

Tom Melvin (born October 1, 1961) is the current tight ends coach for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. His cousin, Bob Melvin, is manager of the Oakland Athletics.

Playing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Melvin attended Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California and lettered in football and soccer. He graduated from Cubberley High School in 1979.


Melvin attended San Francisco State University, where he played football as an offensive lineman. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education. He earned a Master's degree in educational administration while he coached at Northern Arizona University.

Coaching career[edit]


Melvin's first coaching job was as a graduate assistant at San Francisco State University. He then coached at Northern Arizona University, where he tutored tight end Shawn Collins.

After this, he coached at University of California, Santa Barbara. UCSB's offense was ranked fifth during Melvin's tenure in 1989, and Melvin coached five All-America selections.

Following UCSB, Melvin coached at Occidental College for eight years, as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.


In 1999, Melvin joined the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff, serving for three seasons as the offensive assistant/quality control coach before moving to his current position as tight ends coach.

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