The Tennessee Titans announced Monday that Frisman Jackson will take over as the their new wide receivers coach and that Craig Aukerman will join the staff as assistant special teams coach.
Jackson comes from the college ranks where he was most recently wide receivers coach at Temple University. He has nine years of coaching experience and has time as a player in the NFL. He spent four years with the Cleveland Browns after making the roster as an undrafted free agent from Western Illinois. He played their for Titans offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie.
“I was very impressed with Frisman during his visit,” Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said. “He is passionate about coaching, smart and detailed. The system they ran at Temple was similar to our system with their offensive coordinator spending time at the Falcons when Terry (Robiskie) and I were there, which should help his integration into our system and staff. Terry also had experience coaching him as a player in Cleveland, so he knows what is expected from the wide receivers. I am excited to have him join our staff.”
Jackson comes on board after receivers coach Bob Bratkowski and assistant coach Jason Tucker were both fired shortly after the regular season ended.
Aukerman moves into the role that Steve Hoffman had prior to being elevated to special teams coordinator after Bobby April was fired during the season in October.
Aukerman spent four seasons with the San Diego Chargers working with special teams as assistant coach for three years and special teams coordinator last season.
“I have worked with Craig in the past and he will be a good fit for this staff,” said Mularkey. “He is a very good young coach, who has high energy and is a great teacher.”
The lone remaining opening on the Titans staff will be to find an assistant wide receivers coach to replace Tucker.