Shaun Sarrett

Shaun Sarrett (born December 24, 1979) is an American football coach who is currently the assistant offensive line coach for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). Sarrett was most recently the offensive line coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He previously served as an assistant coach for Marshall and Duke before joining the Steelers as an offensive assistant in 2012. He played college football at Kent State.

Shaun Sarrett
Los Angeles Chargers
Position:Assistant offensive line coach
Personal information
Born: (1979-12-24) December 24, 1979 (age 42)
Beckley, West Virginia
Career information
High school:Woodrow Wilson (WV)
College:Kent State
Career history
As a coach:

Personal life and playing careerEdit

A native of Beckley, West Virginia, Sarrett played guard at Kent State University.[1] He earned the nickname "Sweet Feet" after a teammate at Kent State noticed that his footwork was above average.[2] He graduated from Kent State in 2004 with a degree in health education.

Coaching careerEdit

After his playing career at Kent State, Sarrett received no offers to play pro football, so he decided to pursue a coaching career. He began at Streetsboro High School, a high school less than seven miles away from Kent State coaching the offensive and defensive line as well as the co-strength coach. He spent one season in that role before joining the coaching staff at Marshall in 2005, working with the defensive line as the defensive quality control and graduate assistant before switching to a graduate assistant on offense in 2006. He was hired to work at Duke in 2008 on David Cutcliffe's staff as an offensive quality control working with the offensive line.

Sarrett was hired by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 as an offensive assistant. He was hired by Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin after his interview where former Kent State teammate and Steelers linebacker James Harrison recognized him and asked "What are you doing here, Sweet Feet?".[3] He was promoted to assistant offensive line coach in 2018, and offensive line coach in 2019 after Mike Munchak left to join the Denver Broncos coaching staff.[4][5][6] Sarrett's contract was not renewed after the 2020 season.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Editor, Gary Fauber Sports. "Sarrett a model of perseverance". Beckley Register-Herald. Retrieved 2020-07-02.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ AP. "Steelers' line coach Sarrett embracing new gig". The Herald. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  3. ^ "Shaun Sarrett — aka 'Sweet Feet' — setting the pace for Steelers offensive line". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  4. ^ "Mixed results for Steelers new offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett | TribLIVE.com". triblive.com. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  5. ^ "Getting to know Steelers new OL coach Shaun Sarrett". Still Curtain. 2019-06-01. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  6. ^ "Steelers promote Shaun Sarrett to offensive line coach". Steelers Wire. 2019-01-15. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  7. ^ Varley, Teresa (January 14, 2021). "Steelers make coaching staff changes". Pittsburgh Steelers Official Website. Retrieved 2021-01-14.

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