Steelers hire Ike Hilliard as receivers coach

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The Steelers have found a new assistant coach, one with playing and coaching experience in the NFL.

The team announced the addition of Ike Hilliard as their new wide receivers coach.

Hilliard has been with Washington the last six seasons, and has nine years of coaching experience in the league. He also worked for the Bills and Dolphins, and had a previous one-year stint with Washington, and coached two years in the UFL.

During his 12-year playing career with the Giants and Buccaneers, the former first-rounder had 546 receptions for 6,397 yards and 35 touchdowns.

He fills the void of interim receivers coach Ray Sherman, who joined the staff after Darryl Drake died during training camp.

The Steelers also interviewed Jerricho Cotchery and South Carolina assistant Bryan McClendon.

4 responses to “Steelers hire Ike Hilliard as receivers coach

  1. rogoceo says:
    February 18, 2020 at 11:53 am
    Hines Ward would have been the right choice IMO

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    Not sure how that’d happen — Ward’s under contract with the Jets. Hilliard was available after Rivera didn’t retain him.

    Also, as much as people like Ward (including me), hiring from outside can be good. Ex-players haven’t always done great as coaches in Pittsburgh (Joey Porter, Carnell Lake).

  2. mmmpierogi says:
    February 18, 2020 at 12:15 pm
    rogoceo says:
    February 18, 2020 at 11:53 am
    Hines Ward would have been the right choice IMO

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    Not sure how that’d happen — Ward’s under contract with the Jets. Hilliard was available after Rivera didn’t retain him.

    Also, as much as people like Ward (including me), hiring from outside can be good. Ex-players haven’t always done great as coaches in Pittsburgh (Joey Porter, Carnell Lake).

    I agree, however I’ll say at least Joey Porter won them a playoff game as a coach 😀

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