When long-time Tennessee Titans strength and conditioning coach Steve Watterson retired on Friday, it marked the end of an era for the franchise.
Watterson had served the Titans organization since 1986 as strength coach, moved with the franchise from Houston and had survived six head coaching regimes in his tenure.
Watterson sent a statement to TitanInsider.com discussing his abrupt decision to retire from the Titans’ organization.
“Whenever I’ve been asked, ‘How long do I want to coach?,’ I’ve always answered, ‘When the very best that the players deserve is more than the very best that I can offer – it’s time to leave,” he said. “I’ve been very fortunate to have worked with a lot of fine professionals that have supported me and more importantly contributed to the Titans’ success. For that, I will be forever grateful.”
Assistant strength and conditioning coach Tom Kanavy has taken over as head strength coach for the Titans.