A Pittsburgh Steelers coach is retiring
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have a major coaching role to fill just days after the Super Bowl. A Steelers coach is retiring after decades with the team and NFL. The Steelers, who narrowly missed the playoffs last season, will need to find a top assistant head coach to help lead them in 2023.
According to Adam Schefter, assistant head coach John Mitchell will retire after 29 seasons. He won two Super Bowls during his time coaching the Steelers.
Steelers’ assistant head coach John Mitchell has announced his retirement after 29 seasons.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 15, 2023
According to the Steelers’ profile of Mitchell, he is the longest-tenured coach on the staff:
“As assistant head coach, Mitchell oversees staff development among the coaching staff, works with current and former players in career development, and assists Head Coach Mike Tomlin in community-related events.
Mitchell joined the Steelers’ coaching staff on January 31, 1994, and holds 49 seasons of coaching, including 15 years at the college level and two in the United States Football League.”
Before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers, he coached the defensive line for the Cleveland Browns from the 1991-93 seasons. Mitchell had coached college football for multiple teams starting in 1973 when the Browns hired him. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 1973 NFL draft but was cut soon after. Mitchell’s near half-century of coaching expertise will be hard for the Steelers to replace.
For More Great Football Content
Follow us on Twitter at @GridironHeroics for more great content. We appreciate you taking time to read our articles. To interact more with our community and keep up to date on the latest in Football news, JOIN OUR FREE FACEBOOK GROUP by CLICKING HERE