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Steelers Hire Glenn Thomas As New Offensive Assistant Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers have hired Glenn Thomas a new offensive assistant coach, the team announced today.

Thomas, 45, spent the 2022 season as the offensive coordinator at Arizona State. Other stops include Baylor and Temple. He also brings NFL experience, spending three seasons as the Atlanta Falcons QB coach. His exact role is unclear. Perhaps he’ll help with the passing game gameplan given his extensive QB background. Pittsburgh already has a pair of QB coaches in Mike Sullivan and David Corley.

Thomas began his coaching career at his alma mater Texas Tech, coaching there from 1998 to 2000. He spent several years at Midwestern State before landing his job with the Falcons. He coached there from 2008 to 2014, first as an offensive assistant and then as the team’s QB coach, working with Matt Ryan. He’s been a college offensive coordinator at multiple stops, including Temple, Baylor, UNLV, and Arizona State.

He is the second assistant coach hire, joining James Brooks, who was hired as a defensive quality coach last month.

So far, the Steelers have lost/not retained the following coaches this offseason: Brian Flores, John Mitchell, Jerry Olsavsky, and Blaine Stewart. Flores became the Minnesota Vikings’ DC, Mitchell retired, Olsavsky wasn’t retained, and Stewart left to become West Virginia’s TE coach. Coaches added this year include LBs Coach Aaron Curry, Brooks, and now Thomas. Even with the Thomas hire, the Steelers still have one of football’s smallest coaching staffs though Mike Tomlin revealed that he prefers it that way.

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