Teryl Austin

Defensive Coordinator

College: University of Pittsburgh

Experience: 18 years


Teryl Austin is entering his third season as the Steelers' senior defensive assistant/secondary and 18th year in the National Football League coaching ranks. He was hired on January 11, 2019.

Austin coached a group of defensive backs that helped Pittsburgh's defense rank as one of the NFL's best in 2020. The Steelers limited 11 opponents below a 60.0 completion percentage, which led all teams for the season. Pittsburgh's opponents averaged a 56.7 completion percentage and a 76.7 average quarterback ranking. Both marks not only led the NFL but were the lowest by a Pittsburgh defense since 2011. The Steelers also finished near the top of the League in interceptions (t-1st, 18), takeaways (2nd, 27), games with multiple takeaways (1st, 11) and passes defensed (1st, 84).