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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).

Kevin O'Dea
Personal information
Born: (1960-06-09) June 9, 1960 (age 59)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Career information
College:Lock Haven
Career history
As coach:

College careerEdit

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

Coaching careerEdit

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 lifeEdit

A native of State College, 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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