PITTSBURGH─ The Steelers announced today that Sean Kugler has been hired as the team's new offensive line coach. Financial terms of the deal were not released.
Kugler, who will enter his ninth season as an NFL coach, served as the offensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills from 2008-09 after joining the Bills in 2007 as the assistant offensive line coach. Kugler began his NFL coaching career working with both the offensive line and tight ends for the Detroit Lions from 2001-05. He served as the assistant head coach/offensive line for Boise State in 2006.
Kugler was a four-year letter winner at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) from 1984-88. He played one season in the World League of American Football (WLAF) with the Sacramento Surge in 1989. Kugler earned his degree in Education at the University of South Florida in 1991 while coaching three years of high school football in Tampa, Fla. from 1990-92. He coached for eight seasons at UTEP, assisting the defensive line as a graduate assistant in 1993 before coaching tight ends (1994) and the offensive line (1995-00).
A native of Lockport, N.Y., Kugler and his wife Patsy have two sons and one daughter.