[KC Chiefs.com] The Chiefs today announced that head coach Herm Edwards has been relieved of his duties effective immediately.
“On behalf of my family, I want to thank Herm for his service to the Chiefs,” Chiefs Chairman Clark Hunt said. “After careful deliberation over the last week, Scott and I decided that it was in the best interests of the Chiefs to move forward in a different direction.”
“This was not an easy decision. Herm is an outstanding football coach and a man of integrity. We appreciate his leadership over the past three seasons, and we wish him all the best in the future.”
General Manager Scott Pioli reiterated Hunt’s sentiments.
Hunt said the search for the 11th head coach in Chiefs history is underway.
Edwards was named the 10th head coach in Chiefs history on January 9, 2006. He finished his tenure in Kansas City with a 15-33 regular season record and was 0-1 in the postseason. Edwards guided Kansas City to a 9-7 record to qualify for the playoffs in his first season with the club in 2006.