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Outlining the Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 coaching staff

Although they could add coaching positions before the 2021 season, all the Steelers coaching vacancies have officially been filled.

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With the Pittsburgh Steelers making the official announcement of the hiring of Grady Brown as their secondary coach, all their vacant positions following the 2020 season has been filled. Although Steelers could add more coaching positions at any time, there is a good chance their coaching staff is set ahead of their offseason preparation for the upconing NFL draft and free agency period..

The following is a list of the Steelers coaching staff for the upcoming season along with their years in Pittsburgh, their years coaching in the NFL, and any NFL playing experience.


Mike Tomlin- Head Coach

14 years in Pittsburgh (head coach)
20 years in the NFL

John Mitchell- Assistant Head Coach

27 years in Pittsburgh (1994-2017 defensive line coach, 2007-2020 assistant head coach)
30 years in the NFL


Matt Canada- Offensive Coordinator

1 year in Pittsburgh (quarterbacks coach)
1 year in the NFL

Eddie Faulkner- Running Backs Coach

2 years in Pittsburgh (running backs coach)
2 years in the NFL

Ike Hilliard- Wide Receivers Coach

1 year in Pittsburgh (wide receivers coach)
10 years in the NFL
12 years as a player in the NFL (wide receiver)

Alfredo Roberts- Tight Ends Coach

0 years in Pittsburgh
17 years in the NFL
6 years as a player in the NFL (tight end)

Adrian Klemm- Offensive Line Coach

2 years in Pittsburgh (offensive line assistant coach)
2 years in the NFL
6 years as a player in the NFL (guard/tackle)

Mike Sullivan- Quarterbacks Coach

0 years in Pittsburgh
16 years in the NFL

Chris Morgan- Assistant Offensive Line Coach

0 years in Pittsburgh
12 years in the NFL

Blaine Stewart- Assistant Wide Receivers Coach

3 years in Pittsburgh (2018-2019 offensive assistant, 2020 assistant wide receivers coach)
3 years in the NFL


Keith Butler- Defensive Coordinator

18 years in Pittsburgh (2003-2014 linebackers, 2015-2020 defensive coordinator )
22 years in the NFL
10 years as a player in the NFL (linebacker)

Teryl Austin- Senior Defensive Assistant/Secondary

2 years in Pittsburgh (senior defensive assistant/secondary)
14 years in the NFL

Grady Brown- Secondary Coach

0 years in Pittsburgh
0 years in the NFL

Karl Dunbar- Defensive Line Coach

3 years in Pittsburgh (defensive line coach)
14 years in the NFL
3 years as a player in the NFL (defensive end)

Jerry Olsavsky- Inside Linebackers Coach

11 years in Pittsburgh (2010-2014 defensive assistant, 2015-2020 inside linebackers coach)
11 years in the NFL
10 years as a player in the NFL (inside linebacker)

Denzel Martin- Assistant Outside Linebackers Coach

5 years in Pittsburgh (2016-2017 scouting assistant, 2018-2019 coaching assistant, 2020 assistant outside linebackers coach)
5 years in the NFL


Danny Smith- Special Teams Coordinator

8 years in Pittsburgh (special teams coordinator)
26 years in the NFL

Matt Tomsho- Quality Control Coach

0 years in Pittsburgh
0 years in the NFL

Garrett Giemont- Strength and Conditioning Coach

14 years in Pittsburgh (strength and conditioning coach)
47 years in the NFL (starting as a ball boy in 1970)