Steelers Hire Carnell Lake As New Defensive Backs Coach
It was just announced a little while ago that former Steelers safety Carnell Lake has been hired to replace Ray Horton as the new defensive backs coach for the Steelers. Lake played 10 seasons with the Steelers and was a five-time Pro Bowl safety from (1989-98). Lake interviewed last Wednesday with Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin for the job that vacated when Horton took the defensive coordinator job with the Cardinals shortly after the Super Bowl. Lake coached the defensive backs at UCLA in 2009, but had to step down after one season due to personal issues. In the one year with UCLA he did a great job and we documented that season here in this post. Lake also won the AFC Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1997 and interned with the Eagles during the summer of 2009 at their training camp. Lake also becomes the second former Steelers player hired by Tomlin as an assistant coach as former linebacker Jerry Olsavsky is a defensive assistant with the team.