Chidera Uzo-Diribe was promoted to outside linebackers coach by Kansas head coach Les Miles in January 2020, after serving as quality control working with the Kansas defense during the 2019 season.
Prior to joining the KU staff, Uzo-Diribe spent three years as a defensive graduate assistant working with the outside linebackers and defensive line from 2016-18 at the University of Colorado.
Uzo-Diribe participated in the Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellowship program in the summer of 2018 with the San Francisco 49ers. The program was initially created by Walsh as a way to get minority coaches more opportunities to learn, coupled with greater exposure to job opportunities.
Uzo-Diribe was a four-year letterman at defensive end for the Buffaloes, and graduated from Colorado in December 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in communication. He finished his career tied for sixth in quarterback sacks (20, tied for 17th in tackles for loss (31) and second in forced fumbles (10); his percentage of solo tackles (99) to overall tackles (118), or 83.9 percent, is the highest in CU history. He was second in the nation in forced fumbles with five, and he also batted down four passes in 739 snaps of action in 2013. He was one of 27 players on the final watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award for the nation’s top defensive end of the year, and was one of 76 players on the official preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award during his senior season.
He signed with the New Orleans Saints as a free agent in 2015, and was one of the last to be waived during their training camp.
A native of Long Beach, California, Uzo-Diribe graduated from Corona High School where he lettered in football, basketball and track and field.
|THE UZO-DIRIBE FILE|
|Alma Mater: Colorado|
|Hometown: Long Beach, California|
|2020-Current - Kansas Assistant Coach-Outside Linebackers|
|2019 - Kansas Quality Control|
|2016-18 - Colorado Defense Graduate Assistant|