Teryl Austin

Defensive Coordinator

College: University of Pittsburgh

Experience: 20 years


Teryl Austin is in his second season as the Steelers' defensive coordinator. He was promoted after three seasons as the Steelers' senior defensive assistant/secondary coach on February 6, 2022. This marks his 20th year in the National Football League coaching ranks.

Under the guidance of Austin, Pittsburgh improved from ranking 29th in opponent yards per game to the stingiest defense in the League over the second half of the 2022 season, allowing an NFL-best 272.9 yards per game following their bye week. The Steelers defense also improved in getting off the field through the last nine weeks, allowing the third-least third-down conversions (36) and tying for the second-most interceptions (12). The team's 20 interceptions on the season tied for the most in the League.