Titans announce assistant coach hires

Titans announce assistant coach hires

A day after hiring his two coordinators, new Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel and the club announced the hiring of several assistant coaches.

Several of the hires have been previously reported by various media outlets.

The Titans are also retaining tight ends coach Arthur Smith, who had been in that same capacity for Mike Mularkey’s staff and previously had been a part of Mike Munchak’s and Ken Whisenhunt’s staffs as well.

Also, Craig Aukerman, who had been assistant special teams coach for Steve Hoffman, will take over as the Titans special teams coach.

As for the new hires announced, Kerry Coombs will coach the secondary, as he comes to the Titans from Vrabel’s alma mater at Ohio State. During that time, Coombs worked with future first-round draft picks like Marshon Lattimore, Bradley Roby, Gareon Conley and Eli Apple.

Also on the defensive side of the ball, two linebackers coaches will be part of the staff. Shane Bowen, who most recently had been a defensive assistant for the Houston Texans, will coach the Titans outside linebackers. He will be joined by Tyrone McKenzie, who comes over from the Los Angeles Rams, and will coach the Titans inside linebackers.

The new defensive line coach will reportedly be Terrell Williams, who was fired by the Miami Dolphins recently. The Sporting News first reported Williams’ hire by the Titans.

On the offensive side of the ball, Pat O’Hara will serve as quarterbacks coach. He has an interesting background not only as a coach, but also as a consultant in football movies, including Any Given Sunday, The Game Plan and The Waterboy. O’Hara has spent the past three seasons with the Texans as an offensive assistant.

Long-time NFL receiver Rob Moore, who played for the Jets and Cardinals, is the Titans new receivers coach. Moore most recently was the Oakland Raiders receivers coach.

Vrabel still has to make hires for the offensive line, running backs, his quality control coaches and to decide if he will retain strength and conditioning coach Steve Watterson.

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