Teryl Austin is entering his second season as the Steelers' senior defensive assistant/secondary and 17th year in the National Football League coaching ranks. He was hired on January 11, 2019.
Austin coached a group of defensive backs that helped the Steelers defense rank as one of the NFL's best in 2019. Pittsburgh limited 11 opponents below 200 yards passing, which led the League. The Steelers ranked top-five in the NFL in interceptions (2nd, 20), interception rate (2nd, 3.89%), pass defense (3rd, 194.6), yards per play allowed (3rd, 4.72), passes defensed (3rd, 99), opposing passer rating (4th, 79.7), pass yards per attempt allowed (4th, 6.06), total defense (5th, 304.1) and scoring defense (5th, 18.9).