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Tom McMahon, The NFL's Indianapolis Colts special teams coordinator and a Capital High alum, puts CHS players through drills at a morning clinic held at Tuss Field.

Former Carroll College and Capital High alum Tom McMahon is furthering his NFL career.

The Denver Broncos hired McMahon on Tuesday as its new special teams coordinator to join coach Vance Joseph’s staff, the team confirmed in a story.

Radio host and former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee first tweeted praise for McMahon on Tuesday.

"Congrats to the Broncos on signing Tom McMahon as their new special seams coordinator," McAfee wrote. "Guy is an absolutely incredible coach. Genuinely loved going to practice with him holding the whistle. Made me fall in love with the process again. Denver will love him."

McMahon, who is the brother of Capital running backs and special teams coordinator as well as girls track and field coach Dick McMahon, enters his 12th season in the NFL now with the Broncos.

Prior to that he spent five seasons as special team coordinator with Indianapolis Colts. He had a one-year stint in Kansas City before that and three seasons with the St. Louis Rams. He broke into the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons in 2007.

He began his coaching career with the Carroll College Saints in 1992, as head coach Bob Petrino's secondary coach. After stints at Bozeman High (1993) and Carroll (1994), he served under Bobby Petrino (Bob's son), another CHS/CC alum, at Utah State (1995-2005), the University of Louisville (2006) and the Atlanta Falcons (2007-08).

McMahon graduated from Capital High in 1988 and earned a mathematics degree from Carroll in 1992. He often spends time in the summer in Montana, occasionally putting on football clinics at Capital. 

Curt Synness contributed to this report. 

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