Kevin Steel

Highlights:  Clemson defensive coordinator Kevin Steele headed to Knoxville to join Volunteer coaching staff!

Kevin Steele will leave the Clemson University football staff to become defensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee, his alma mater.

A native of Dillon, leaves Clemson after one season.

This will be his third tour of duty with the Volunteers.

He joined Coach Dabo Swinney’s staff after serving two seasons as associate head coach and head coach of the defense at the University of Alabama.

Steele has 24 years of college experience at the FBS level and four years in the NFL. He has worked under former national championship coaches Tom Osborne, Nick Saban, Bobby Bowden and Johnny Majors in his career as a full-time assistant coaching career that dates to 1982.

He got his start in coaching in 1981 as a graduate assistant under Majors. The following year he was promoted to an outside linebackers position. He then became recruiting coordinator and linebackers coach at New Mexico State for the 1983 season.

Clemson football defensive coordinator Kevin Steele leaving for Tennessee

He has coached in 17 bowl games, including eight appearances in bowls that are now considered Bowl Championship level games.  Read full story here

Derek Dooley Staff Changes

January 18th, 2010

Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley announced Sunday the additions of two former assistants to his new staff.

Terry Joseph and Eric Russell, both of whom worked under Dooley during his three seasons at Louisiana Tech, have agreed to join Dooley at UT.

Former quarterbacks coach David Reaves, offensive line coach James Cregg and wide receivers coach Kippy Brown parted ways with Tennessee on Saturday. Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin and recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron followed Lane Kiffin to Southern California.

Read full story here

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Posted by:  JOE WHO? (Sports Writer)


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