Steelers hire Adrian Klemm as assistant offensive line coach

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The Steelers lost offensive line coach Mike Munchak to the Broncos and promoted his assistant Shaun Sarrett to take his place, which left them in need of a new assistant offensive line coach for the 2019 season.

They filled that hole on Tuesday. The team announced that Adrian Klemm has joined the staff as Sarrett’s assistant.

Klemm was the associate head coach/run game coordinator/offensive line coach at UCLA from 2012-2016 and was the offensive line coach at SMU for three years before making the move to the Bruins. He has not coached in the NFL.

He has played in the NFL, however. Klemm was a second-round pick by the Patriots in 2000 and won three Super Bowl rings during five years in New England. He finished his playing career by spending one season with the Packers.

The Steelers have also added running backs coach Eddie Faulkner and senior defensive assistant/secondary coach Teryl Austin to the staff this offseason.

5 responses to “Steelers hire Adrian Klemm as assistant offensive line coach

  1. That is correct, Klemm was drafted by the Pats before some guy named the GOAT. I mean Tom Brady.

    Klemm never played much for the Pats because he was always injured. Too bad because he seemed like a good kid and played reasonably well when he had those opportunities. Glad to see he is doing well as a coach.

  2. Whenever I see the name Adrian Klemm, I smile because it reminds of the 2000 draft. The Patriots gave up their first round pick as compensation for Belichick after he resigned as HC of the NYJ. Belichick the drafted Brady. Belichick and Brady to the Jets for a first round pick. Not bad.😊

  3. burtmustin says:
    February 5, 2019 at 4:55 pm
    Whenever I see the name Adrian Klemm, I smile because it reminds of the 2000 draft. The Patriots gave up their first round pick as compensation for Belichick after he resigned as HC of the NYJ. Belichick the drafted Brady. Belichick and Brady to the Jets for a first round pick. Not bad.😊

    This was the draft where the Jets had FOUR first-rounders, too.

    Fun fact, the AFC East title has been won by a team largely quarterbacked by a player from that 2000 draft every year from 2001 to present. Brady in ’01, Pennington for the Jets in ’02, Brady from ’03-’07, Pennington for the Dolphins in ’08, and Brady from ’09 to… well, now.

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