Walt Corey

Walt Corey

Golf Chairman

Position: Linebacker
How Acquired: Free Agent - 1960
Career Dates: 1963-1975
College: University of Miami
Birth Date and Place: 5/9/1938 Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Employer: Retired


Beginning with his college football days, throughout his professional career as a player and a as a coach, defense has been Walt Corey's specialty. Walt played four years as a defensive end for the University of Miami (1956 - 1959). He began his pro career as a free agent, and was picked up by the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs in 1960.

He went on to play with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs at the linebacker position for seven seasons (1960 - 1967). He culminated his pro-career with the Chiefs by playing in Super Bowl I.

With his playing days behind him, Walt began coaching at the college level. His first assignment came as Defensive Coordinator for Utah State (1967 - 1969), and one year later at the University of Miami (1970), his alma mater. Walt left the college ranks to serve on the Chiefs coaching staff. His first stint with the team was spent handling all linebackers, special teams, team strength conditioning and film duties (1971 - 1974), he then returned to coach the defensive line and secondary (1978 - 1986), and later served as the Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach. In between his time with the Chiefs, Corey coached the linebackers in Cleveland from 1975 - 1977.

Walt spent eight seasons (1987 - 1994) as the defensive coordinator/linebacker coach with the Buffalo Bills. During that time, Walt led the Bills to the top-ranked defense in the AFC in 1988, after ranking 24th just two years prior. His experience and expertise as Defensive Coordinator lead Buffalo to a remarkable four consecutive AFC Championships and Super Bowl appearances (1991 - 1994). Before retiring, Walt spent time coaching the Defensive Line for his good friend Mike Ditka and the New Orleans Saints.

Walt and his wife, Jane, have a daughter (Carla) and a son (Mark).