Four nuggets on new Patriots receivers coach Chad O'Shea (as reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and later confirmed by the Globe):
1) Diverse football coaching background. A college quarterback at Houston, O'Shea has been responsible for a variety of coaching duties in college and the NFL over the last 13 years. He's coached or assisted with receivers, tight ends and special teams, and also served as a recruiting coordinator.
2) Family ties to sports. O'Shea's father, Mike, is highly regarded in the athletic trainer community. Mike O'Shea has mostly worked in the collegiate ranks. His time in the NFL came with the Baltimore Colts, when he was hired in 1973.
3) Pro connections. O'Shea broke into the NFL in 2003 with the Kansas City Chiefs, working with special teams coach Frank Gansz Jr. When O'Shea was a quarterback at the University of Houston, Gansz was on the Houston coaching staff.
4) Personal background. The 36-year-old O'Shea received a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston in 1995. He is married with two children.