Assistant wide receivers coach Blaine Stewart will leave the Pittsburgh Steelers staff this offseason, a source with knowledge of the situation told Steelers Now.
Stewart spent the last two seasons as the Steelers’ assistant wide receivers coach. Before that, he spent two years as a coaching assistant, working mostly with the quarterbacks.
Stewart is the son of former West Virginia, head coach, Bill Stewart and a Morgantown, West Virginia native. Now, he will head back to West Virginia to be on the Mountaineers’ staff moving forward.
It’s not clear what role Blaine Stewart will have with the Mountaineers. Head coach Neal Brown just made a recent change in the wide receiver coach position with the hiring of Bilal Marshall.
Prior to embarking on a career in coaching, Stewart played wide receiver at the University of Charleston (W. Va.) in 2016 and 2017, after beginning his collegiate career at James Madison University (2013-15).
Stewart is the first member of the Steelers 2022 coaching staff to be confirmed as a departure. Steelers Now learned on Wednesday that offensive coordinator Matt Canada will be returning. But with his return, it could open up the possibility of the team looking to add some more staff members on the offensive side of the football.
This story initially appeared on our partner site WV Sports Now.