Adam Munsterteiger has reported ($) on Twitter that the Buffaloes have hired Texas Tech Special Teams/Outside Receivers coach and former Buffs receiver Darrin Chiaverini as the new co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator at Colorado.
BREAKING: Darrin Chiaverini will be returning to Boulder as part of #CUBuffs' staff Jan. 1: https://t.co/FptCK8TMIp pic.twitter.com/2Kio629dtv— Adam Munsterteiger (@adamcm777) December 15, 2015
Given his background, passion and ability as a recruiter, Darrin Chiaverini was seen as the perfect fit to fill #CUBuffs' coaching vacancy.— Adam Munsterteiger (@adamcm777) December 15, 2015
Chiaverini will bring knowledge of the spread concepts that helped Texas Tech rack up 594.5 yards per game this season (2nd in the nation).— Adam Munsterteiger (@adamcm777) December 15, 2015
The Texas Tech coaching tree has seen a success lately (Lincoln Riley, Kliff Kingsbury) and Chiaverini's spread experience will be a huge bonus for this Colorado staff. Losing Troy Walters hurt but this is a great move by Mike MacIntyre to add a talented coach and recruiter (not to mention a Buffalo) to the team.
Here's his coaching background from the Tech website.
Joined the Texas Tech staff in 2014 after spending four seasons (2010-13) at Riverside City College (Riverside, Calif.) where he served as Associate Head Coach in charge of recruiting and was the co-offensive/special teams coordinator.
• Was one of 30 coaches across the country selected to participate in the 2015 NFL and NCAA Coaches Academy. The academy was developed in 2011 as a collaborative effort between NCAA Leadership Development and NFL Player Engagement to positively influence diversity numbers in the college game and as a way for talented football coaches to get exposure.
• Having spent time in the coaching ranks at Riverside, UCLA and Mt. San Antonio College, Chiaverini built an impressive resume and developed some of the best special teams units in Southern California. His special teams units at Riverside from 2010-2013 were some of the best in all junior college ranks as they registered an impressive 22 blocked kicks in four seasons. He also coached the top punt returner in the state of California in 2011 and 2012. Riverside's offense led California in scoring in 2011 and in 2013 led the state in total offense.
• During his time at Riverside, the Tigers won three Conference Championships, three bowl games and won 10-plus games in three different seasons (2010, 2011 and 2013). Riverside was 40-5 the last four seasons, including a 24 game home win streak. After the 2011 season, Riverside boasted 15 student-athletes that were offered NCAA Division I scholarships, including Sadale Foster, Bruce Jones and Will Smith, who completed their collegiate careers at Texas Tech in 2013.
• Began his collegiate coaching career at Mt. San Antonio College in 2007 as the wide receivers coach before being promoted to co-offensive coordinator in 2008. He spent the 2009 season as the assistant special teams coach at UCLA and helped guide one of the top units in the Pac-12. The Bruins went on to win the Eagle Bank Bowl in Washington D.C. that season with a 30-21 victory over Temple.
• A four-year letterman at the University of Colorado, he helped guide the Buffaloes to three bowl wins (Cotton, Holiday and Aloha) while becoming the first winner of the Buffalo Heart Award that is given annually to the player that best exemplifies Colorado Football. As a wide receiver for the Buffaloes, he hauled in 97 receptions for 1,199 yards and six touchdowns. His 97 career receptions rank 13th all-time in school history while his 1,199 career receiving yards rank 14th.