Tennessee Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt is not shy about swiping assistant coaches/staffers from rivals.
The bulk of UT’s staff, both on-the-field and off-the-field, has worked for Tennessee’s rivals at some point.
Tennessee’s latest reported hire is no exception.
According to a report from AL.com, Crimson Tide director of player development Kerry Stevenson is leaving Tuscaloosa to join Pruitt’s staff in an unknown capacity.
Tennessee has hired Alabama director of player development Kerry Stevenson in a support staff capacity, per source https://t.co/ukYdBeHT0p
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) February 27, 2019
This might seem like a minor move for the Vols, but I don’t think there’s any program in the country better at player development than Alabama (though Clemson might beg to differ). If Tennessee can land a key part of that developmental process, then it can’t be a bad thing.
Stevenson had worked at Alabama since 2013. Before joining Nick Saban’s staff, Stevenson served as the head football coach at Vigor High School in Mobile, AL for ten years.
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