Steelers to Hire Seahawks Assistant Aaron Curry as Linebackers Coach
The Steelers will hire Seahawks defensive assistant Aaron Curry as their new linebackers coach after the departure of Brian Flores, according to a report by Matt Zenitz of On3.
Aaron Curry was a first-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2009, but switched to coaching after fizzling out as a player. As a player, Curry got his start at Charlotte, where he graduated from a graduate assistant to the defensive line coach. But he would join Pete Carroll’s staff in Seattle shortly thereafter, rising up the ranks to a defensive assistant since joining the organization in 2019.
Curry took on the role of becoming the assistant defensive ends and outside linebackers coach this year, where he lead to breakout seasons from Darrell Taylor and Uchenna Nwosu. The Seahawks run a 3-4, so this transition should make plenty of sense for the Steelers from a schematic standpoint. The Steelers do borrow a good deal from some of the defensive line usages that the Seahawks utilize.
Curry stands to be the outside linebackers coach for the Steelers, with Jerry Olsavsky, who took on more of a role with the OLBs at times in 2022 along with Denzel Martin, moving back to the inside linebackers coach position he has held since 2015. This all follows the departure of Flores, who was the senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach for the Steelers, taking on a heavy role with the inside linebackers. Martin should continue to work with outside linebackers.
Curry has been touted by Carroll and Seattle as a great, young coach. It helps the Steelers expand a small coaching staff to now one that has 16 staff members on it. While nothing is set in stone on the staff, there are likely to be more hires on the way to expand a staff that lost some key pieces of it this offseason.