It’s official. Romeo Crennel is named the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, removing the interim tag. In a statement released by chairman Clark Hunt stated, “We are very excited to name Romeo the new head coach of the Chiefs. In 30 years as a coach in the National Football League, Romeo has established an outstanding track record of success, and we believe his experience and proven ability make him the best person to help us reach our goal of consistently competing for championships.”

Crennel won two of his three games as the interim coach with wins over playoff teams Green Bay and Denver. However, the one loss, against Oakland in overtime, kept the Chiefs from winning the AFC West and making the playoffs.

Crennel had a 24-40 record as the head coach for Cleveland from 2005 through 2008. After taking a year off from football, he joined the Chiefs in 2010 as their defensive coordinator. He was also New England’s defensive coordinator from 2001-04, during which the Patriots won three Super Bowls