Tennessee has already lost one assistant coach this offseason, now they appear to be set to lose another. Running backs coach David Johnson left for Florida State after the Gator Bowl win over Indiana. Now Kevin Sherrer is reportedly on the move.
According to a report from Rivals, Sherrer is expected to join the New York Giants under new head coach Joe Judge. Sherrer joined Pruitt at Tennessee when he was hired back in 2017. He was initially the defensive coordinator for the 2018 season, before shifting to inside linebackers and special teams for 2019 after Derrick Ansley was hired.
Judge and Sherrer worked together at Alabama back in 2010-11.
Sherrer had his work cut out for him in 2019, coaching up a unit that saw three players exit the program midseason. Thankfully for the Tennessee defense, Daniel Bituli and freshman Henry To’o To’o were able to hold things down in the middle of the defense.
As a recruiter, Sherrer is credited with landing four-star linebacker Len’Neth Whitehead, four-star linebacker Martavius French and four-star edge rusher Roman Harrison.
Tennessee has yet to fill the vacancy that Johnson created on the offensive side of the ball. Now they’ll be in the market for a new linebackers coach, while also figuring out an answer for special teams.