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Shaun Sarrett
Offensive Assistant
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Shaun Sarrett
Offensive Assistant

Shaun Sarrett is in his sixth season with the Steelers as the team’s offensive assistant. Sarrett primarily helps coach the offensive line, and he assists the offensive coaching staff with game preparation, video analysis and the scouting of opponents.

In 2016, the Steelers’ offensive line helped pave the way for RB Le’Veon Bell to earn the following honors, Pro Bowl, second-team AP All-Pro and Steelers’ MVP. He led the NFL in scrimmage yards per game (157.0), and he also set the team’s single-game record for most rushing yards in the regular season (236, Week 14 at Buffalo) and in the postseason (170, AFC Divisional Playoff at Kansas City).

Shaun Sarrett
Offensive Assistant

Shaun Sarrett is in his sixth season with the Steelers as the team’s offensive assistant. Sarrett primarily helps coach the offensive line, and he assists the offensive coaching staff with game preparation, video analysis and the scouting of opponents.

In 2016, the Steelers’ offensive line helped pave the way for RB Le’Veon Bell to earn the following honors, Pro Bowl, second-team AP All-Pro and Steelers’ MVP. He led the NFL in scrimmage yards per game (157.0), and he also set the team’s single-game record for most rushing yards in the regular season (236, Week 14 at Buffalo) and in the postseason (170, AFC Divisional Playoff at Kansas City).

Collectively, the offensive line allowed just 17 sacks on QB Ben Roethlisberger, the fewest sacks he has ever taken in a single-season in his career.

The offensive line lost Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey to a season-ending leg injury during the preseason, and the group lost tackle/guard Kelvin Beachum to a season-ending knee injury in Week 6 of the 2015 season. But with the “Next man up” approach, the group rallied.

In 2015, the offensive line helped block for an offense that finished tied for first in the NFL in yards per play (6.3), third in the league in net yards per game (395.4) and net passing yards per game (287.7), tied for fourth in the NFL in points per game (26.4) and fifth in the league in plays of at least 20 yards (76).

In 2014, the offensive line helped block for the offense to set single-season records in points (436), total net yards (6,577), passing yards per game (301.6) and total first downs (379). Pittsburgh’s offense also finished first in the NFL in time of possession (32:24), yards per first-down play (6.42) and tied for first (Green Bay) in the NFL in yards per play (6.2).

Sarrett spent four seasons as the offensive quality control and offensive line assistant coach for Duke University. During the 2011 season, Sarrett assumed Ron Middleton’s tight end coaching responsibilities when an injury sidelined him. He joined the Duke staff after spending two years as a graduate assistant at Marshall University, where he earned a master’s degree in special education. Prior to his stint at Marshall, he served as an offensive and defensive line coach at Streetsboro High School (Streetsboro, Ohio).

A native of Beckley, W. Va., Sarrett played guard for Kent State University and was a three-year letterman. He received the Dick Scesniak Award for overcoming adversity during the 2003 season, and he earned his degree in health education in 2004.

2004
Streetsboro High School (OH)
Offense and Defensive Line Coach/
Co-Strength Coach

2005
Marshall University
Defense Quality Control/ Graduate Assistant/
Defensive Line Assistant

2006
Marshall University
Defense Graduate Assistant/
Defensive Line Assistant

2006-07
Marshall University
Offensive Graduate Assistant/
Offensive Line Assistant

2008-11
Duke University
Offensive Quality Control/
Offensive Line Assistant

2012-2017
Pittsburgh Steelers
Offensive Assistant