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.
Meet the 2018 Tennessee Football staff— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) February 8, 2018
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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.
BREAKING: Per an FOI request, here is a look at Tennessee’s football coaching salaries for the new staff. pic.twitter.com/Aq2NIGVPI7— Volquest Staff (@Volquest_Rivals) February 8, 2018