Steelers add three to coaching staff

The Steelers filled more spots on their coaching staff with the hiring of Mike Sullivan as quarterbacks coach, Chris Morgan as assistant offensive line coach, and Matt Tomsho as quality control coach.

Sullivan, a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, replaces Matt Canada, who was promoted to offensive coordinator. He spent the 2020 season as the Director of Recruiting for Army West Point football, returning to the school after a coaching career in the NFL.

Sullivan brings 16 seasons of NFL experience with him to the Steelers. Sullivan spent the 2018 season as the quarterbacks coach for the Denver Broncos. Before that, he was the quarterbacks coach (2015) and offensive coordinator (2016-17) for the New York Giants, his second stint with the Giants. Sullivan had spent eight previous seasons in New York, as the team's receivers coach (2004-09) and quarterbacks coach (2010-11). During his first stint with the team, the Giants won the Super Bowl twice, Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI and quarterback Eli Manning was the MVP in both games.

Sullivan's first offensive coordinator position was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012-13, where the Bucs ranked ninth overall in total offense in 2012. He began his NFL career with another Florida team, as a defensive quality control coach (2002) and offensive assistant (2003) with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

He began coaching in the college ranks, as a graduate assistant at Humboldt State (1993), before returning to West Point where he was an assistant linebackers coach (1995) and outside linebackers coach (1996). After two seasons as the defensive backs coach at Youngstown State University (1997-98), he coached the defensive backs at West Point and Ohio University.

Sullivan served as an Army infantry officer, graduating from Ranger, Airborne and Air Assault schools. He was awarded the Expert Infantryman's Badge as well as the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.

Morgan spent six seasons (2015-20) with the Atlanta Falcons as the offensive line coach, including one season where he also held the role of run game coordinator/offensive line coach (2018). He was named the offensive line coach of the year by Pro Football Focus in 2015. 

Prior to joining the Falcons, Morgan spent one season with the Seattle Seahawks (2014) as the assistant offensive line coach as part of the Super Bowl XLIX staff, and three with the Washington Football Team (2011-13), also as the assistant offensive line coach.

He got his NFL start with the Las Vegas Raiders, where here spent two seasons (2009-10) as the assistant offensive line coach. 

Morgan, a former offensive lineman at the University of Colorado (1995-99), coached at Spring Westfield High, where he served in different roles, including offensive line coach, special teams coordinator, offensive coordinator and assistant head coach and at Copperas Cove High School, where he was the assistant head coach. He also served one season as a graduate assistant at the University of Idaho (2003).

Tomsho comes to the Steelers from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, serving as the wide receivers coach and strength and conditioning coordinator. 

Prior to arriving at UW-Eau Claire, Tomsho was an offensive graduate assistant at the University of Maryland (2018), and offensive analyst for Louisiana State University (2017) and an offensive assistant at the University of Pittsburgh (2016), where he worked with offensive coordinator Matt Canada. Tomsho was a student coach during his time at North Carolina State.

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