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Tennessee adds former JUCO Coach of the year to the football staff

Intriguing hire.

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Tennessee has added former junior college coach of the year Joe Osovet to the coaching staff, per this tweet from Osovet himself.

Osovet was serving as the head coach and offensive coordinator for ASA College in New York. He was able to take a program that started in 2009 to new heights, capturing a 9-1 record during the 2017 season.

According to Michael Bratton, Osovet will be a quality control coach for the Volunteers.

Bratton also said back in January that Tennessee talked to Osovet about the vacant receivers coach position. David Johnson was ultimately hired for the position.

Osovet was named the 2014 junior college coach of the year for his work at Nassau Community College. He’s touted as a sharp offensive mind, but he will also give the Tennessee staff some ties to the northeast. He’s now held two head coaching positions at the JUCO level, both in the state of New York.

Osovet’s program produced Badara Traore and Johncarlo Valentin, two of the top JUCO offensive line prospects of the 2018 cycle.


Jesse Simonton reports that Osovet will take an offensive analyst role.