Chris Gould returning to Broncos special teams staff

Central Mountain High School graduate Chris Gould  will be Denver Broncos assistant special teams coach, the team said Tuesday on its web site.

The team named Brock Olivo special teams coordinator and Gould assistant special teams coach under head coach Vance Joseph.

This will be Gould’s third year in Denver after beginning his NFL coaching career as a special teams assistant with the Broncos in 2015. These past two seasons, Gould has worked closely with placekicker Bran­don McManus, who ranks seventh in the league in points scored (252). In his two seasons with Gould, McManus has hit 59 of 69 field goals.

In Gould’s first season with the Broncos, Mc­Man­­us was a career-best 30 for 35 on field goal in the regular season before a perfect postseason with 10 field goals in three playoff games.

Prior to Denver, Gould was the special teams quality control coach for Syracuse, where he developed Broncos rookie punter Riley Dixon, whom he coached from 2013-2014.

Gould, the younger brother of New York Giants kicker Robbie Gould, also coached special teams at Elmhurst College in 2012 after three years as an Arena Football League placekicker. He played college football at Virginia.