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Darryl Drake
Wide Receivers Coach
College:
Western Kentucky
Experience:
15

Biography

Drake joins Pittsburgh’s coaching staff after spending the previous five years in the same capacity with the Arizona Cardinals (2013-17) and nine years with the Chicago Bears (2004-12).

Before entering the NFL in 2004, Drake spent 21 seasons coaching on the collegiate level. He spent six seasons as the wide receivers coach at the University of Texas (1998-2003), including adding the title of associate head coach prior to the 2003 campaign. In 1997, Drake served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Baylor after five seasons as the wide receivers coach at Georgia (1992-96).

Drake joins Pittsburgh’s coaching staff after spending the previous five years in the same capacity with the Arizona Cardinals (2013-17) and nine years with the Chicago Bears (2004-12).

Before entering the NFL in 2004, Drake spent 21 seasons coaching on the collegiate level. He spent six seasons as the wide receivers coach at the University of Texas (1998-2003), including adding the title of associate head coach prior to the 2003 campaign. In 1997, Drake served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Baylor after five seasons as the wide receivers coach at Georgia (1992-96).

Drake began his coaching career at his alma mater, Western Kentucky, as a graduate assistant (1983-84) and spent nine seasons with the Hilltoppers: wide receivers (1985-88), secondary (1989-90) and passing game coordinator/quarterbacks (1991). Drake, a wide receiver at WKU in 1975 and from 1977-78, helped his school to reach an 8-2 record and the Ohio Valley Championship as a senior and was a member of the 11-2 OVC Championship squad that played in the 1975 Division II Championship game.

Drake spent time in training camp with two NFL teams – the Washington Redskins (1979) and Cincinnati Bengals (1983) – in addition to playing one season with the Ottawa Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in 1981.