October 18, 2018
Our Speaker this week is Mike Davidson, Associate Historian for the Kansas City Chiefs. His topic is "All We See is Red: What it Takes to Put the Chiefs on the Field." (pictured below with legendary kicker Jan Stenerud) 
Mike Davidson was born and raised in NE Ohio (Mentor, Ohio). He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1978 with a degree in Education. In his early career, Mike worked as a Work Adjustment Coordinator at Kimpton Middle School in Stow, Ohio, and as the Marketing Education Coordinator at Thomas W. Harvey High School in Painesville, Ohio. He started his career in football with the Cleveland Browns in 1984 as an Assistant Equipment Manager. In 1989, Mike became the Equipment Manager for the Chiefs. He has also served as the Hall of Honor and VIP Tour Coordinator. Currently, Mike works as the Associate Team Historian.
As Equipment Manager, The Equipment Department is responsible for outfitting the team’s players, coaches and support staff as well as the purchase, inventory, fitting, maintenance and customizing the clubs equipment. In addition, the Equipment Department arranges the logistics for transporting the Chiefs gear to Training Camp and for all home and road games which have included games in such venues as Berlin, Germany (’90), Tokyo, Japan (’94, ’98), Monterrey, Mexico (’96), London, England (’15) along with several AFC-NFC Pro Bowls.
Mike was the 1999 NFL Equipment Manager of the Year. He is also a Certified Member of the Athletic Equipment Manager’s Association.