The Steelers added to their coaching staff on Tuesday with the hiring of Adrian Klemm as assistant offensive line coach.
Klemm, who steps into the role that was held by Shaun Sarrett before he was promoted to offensive line coach, comes to the Steelers from the college ranks where he has nine years of experience. Most recently he was the associate head coach/run game coordinator/offensive line coach at UCLA from 2012-16.
Klemm started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Southern Methodist (2008), before becoming the offensive line coach/recruiting coordinator there from 2009-11.
He doesn’t just bring coaching experience with him as he played six seasons in the NFL. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft with the 46th pick overall. He spent five seasons with the Patriots and was a member of the three Super Bowl championship teams. He finished his playing career in 2005 with the Green Bay Packers.
Klemm, who is from Los Angeles, played college football at the University of Hawaii.