Well, that didn’t take long.
Almost hours after it was reported the now former offensive line coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Munchak, departed to join the Denver Broncos in a lateral move, the Steelers announced who will replace him on the coaching staff.
The new man for the job will be longtime assistant Shaun Sarrett.
The #Steelers have promoted Shaun Sarrett to Offensive Line Coach, replacing Mike Munchak. Sarrett has been with the team since 2012.— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) January 14, 2019
Sarrett has been a part of the staff, primarily as an assistant to the offensive line coach, since 2012. He was a part of the team under several different offensive line coaches, but wasn’t named an official offensive line assistant until the 2018 season.
“We are excited to promote Shaun to coach our offensive line,” Mike Tomlin told the team’s official website. “We have full confidence in his coaching abilities, and we look forward to him using his experience as he has been preparing for this opportunity to take on the challenges that will be presented to him.”
For a little background on Sarrett, this comes via the team’s official website:
Sarrett came to the Steelers from Duke University (2008-11) where he was the offensive quality control coach and offensive line assistant coach. He also spent three seasons coaching at Marshall University (2005-07), where he earned his master’s degree. Sarrett begane his coaching career at Streetboro (Ohio) High School, coaching both the offensive and defensive lines in 2004.
The Beckley, WV native played at Kent State, where he was a three-year letterman at guard.
While he might not be Munchak, in terms of coaching, the hope is he has developed enough trust and continuity he will be able to pick up where the Hall of Fame offensive line coach left off and the long-tenured offensive line won’t skip a beat.
He certainly has big shoes to fill...
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