Report: Mike Munchak To Be Steelers New Offensive Line Coach
According to a Wednesday report on Twitter by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak will be the Pittsburgh Steelers new offensive line coach.
Munchak interviewed with the Steelers late last week and was reportedly trying to decide between them and the Houston Texans.
Munchak grew up in Scranton, PA as a Steelers fan and played his college football at Penn State.
Munchak became the Tennessee offensive line coach in 1997 and held that position for 14 years (1997-2010) before becoming their head coach in 2011. Four of his players totaled 10 Pro Bowl invitations and his offensive lines have paved the way for five different running backs to total an NFL-high 12 1,000-yard rushing seasons from 1997-2010.
This is obviously a huge get for the Steelers and Munchak will be responsible for getting tackles Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert to start playing like second-round draft picks. In addition, young players such as David DeCastro, Kelvin Beachum and Maurkice Pouncey will most certainly benefit from his arrival.
The hiring of Munchak now means that the Steelers have three former head coaches on their staff as defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and offensive coordinator Todd Haley are also former head coaches.