clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Tennessee (finally) officially announces 2018 football staff

About time.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Finally, one day after national signing day, the Tennessee football program has officially announced each of their assistant coaching hires. They announced the hires this afternoon with this tweet and story.

We already knew this, but here’s how the staff was laid out.

Tyson Helton, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach

Will Friend, offensive line coach

Robert Gillespie, running backs coach

David Johnson, wide receivers coach

Brian Niedermeyer, tight ends coach

Kevin Sherrer, defensive coordinator/inside linebackers

Chris Rumph, co-defensive coordinator/outside linebackers

Charles Kelly, special teams coordinator/safeties coach

Terry Fair, cornerbacks coach

Tracy Rocker, defensive line coach

Craig Fitzgerald, director of strength and conditioning

Drew Hughes, director of player personnel

Todd Watson, director of football operations

The official release from the school went in-depth on each member of the staff. The most notable thing here is the release confirming Kevin Sherrer and Chris Rumph each as defensive coordinators. The two will run Jeremy Pruitt’s defense, likely getting plenty of input from the head coach himself.

The now official staff will continue their work on the 2019 recruiting class before getting spring practice rolling next month.

For those interested, here’s a look at what each coach will be making.