J.D. Helm

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Wins / Losses / Ties Win % Playoff wins / Playoff losses Playoff win % Championship wins
8 46-71-1 38.98% 0-1 0.00% 0


Playing Career

College Career

University of Kansas Jayhawks

Helm played his college football at the University of Kansas from 1964-1966 under head coach Jack Mitchell. During his three seasons playing for the Jayhawks, the team went 7-13-1 in the last three years of Mitchell's coaching tenure.

Coaching Career

High School Coaching Career

Shawnee Mission East High School (KS)

After his playing career with Kansas ended, he immediately began his coaching career at Shawnee Mission East High School near Kansas City, Missouri. He coached the school from 1967-1968 as an assistant coach.

College Coaching Career

Brigham Young University

After two seasons coaching high school, Helm was hired by Brigham Young University (BYU) to coach the freshman football team for the 1969 season by head coach Tommy Hudspeth. After that season, he began coaching the varsity squad, coaching the running backs and wide receivers for six seasons and also assisting with scouting. He remained in his role under new head coach LaVell Edwards in 1972. During his final season in 1974, the Cougars would make the only bowl appearance of his college career, losing in the Fiesta Bowl.

Professional Coaching Career

Kansas City Chiefs

In 1975, Helm began working in the front office for the Kansas City Chiefs. Starting out as a personnel scout, he worked his way up to the title of Assistant Director of Player Personnel by his final season in the front office in 1981. In 1982, he restarted his coaching career as the Offensive Backs coach for the team. In 1983, Helm moved into a general offensive assistant and quality control coach for several seasons. In 1987, Helm was the Chiefs Tight Ends coach for the last two seasons of his coaching career.


Year Franchise Position Wins / Losses / Ties Playoff wins / Playoff losses Championship win
1988 Kansas City Chiefs Tight Ends Coach 4-11-1 0-0
1987 Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Quality Control / Tight Ends Coach 4-11-0 0-0
1986 Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Assistant 10-6-0 0-1
1985 Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Assistant 6-10-0 0-0
1984 Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Assistant Coach / Quality Control 8-8-0 0-0
1983 Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Assistant Coach / Quality Control 6-10-0 0-0
1982 Kansas City Chiefs Assistant Director of Player Personnel / Offensive Backs Coach 3-6-0 0-0
1975 Kansas City Chiefs Personnel Scout 5-9-0 0-0