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Pittsburgh Steelers hire Matt Canada as quarterbacks coach

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The former Pitt offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach joins the Steelers after more than 20 years in the college ranks

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 24 Maryland at Penn State Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Steelers have hired former Pitt offensive coordinator and Maryland interim head coach Matt Canada as their quarterbacks’ coach for the 2020 season.

Canada began his coaching career at his alma mater Indiana as a graduate assistant in 1994. Starting in 2001, Canada served as either a quarterbacks’ coach or offensive coordinator for seven different colleges through 2018. In 2016, Canada served as the offense of coordinator and quarterbacks’ coach for the Pitt Panthers. Leaving after one season to take the same job at LSU, Canada and the Tigers mutually parted ways after one season.

Taking on the offensive coordinators job at the University of Maryland, Canada was promoted to interim head coach when head coach D.J. Durkin was put on administrative leave following the death of one of Maryland’s players. Canada went 5-7 as head coach of the Terrapins but was not retained the following year after the school hired a new head coach.

During the 2019 season, offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner was officially designated as the teams quarterbacks coach. Although Assistant coach Blaine Stewart was the de facto quarterbacks coach, he did not officially hold the title with the team.

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