Jerry Olsavskyhas been promoted to inside linebackers coach and Joey Porterhas been promoted to outside linebackers coach, the team announced today.
From 2010-2014, Olsavsky served as a defensive assistant with the Steelers. In his five seasons as a defensive assistant, the defense ranked in the top-two in the league in total defense three times and was the top overall defense twice (2011-12). He played inside linebacker for nine years for the Steelers (1989-97).
In 2014, Porter served as a defensive assistant with the Steelers alongside Olsavsky. He played eight years for the Steelers from 1999-2006 and he continued his playing career through the 2011 season. In his 13-year career, Porter was a four-time Pro Bowler, a four-time AP-All Pro, helped lead the Steelers to a Super Bowl Championship (Super Bowl XL) and was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 2000's.