Former UMass head coach and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks coach Mark Whipple will be the next offensive coordinator at Pitt, according to a report by Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports.
Whipple, 61, resigned in November after five seasons at the helm of the Minutemen. He also coached at UMass from 1998 to 2003, when they played at the FCS level.
In between stops in Amherst, Whipple was the quarterbacks coach for the Steelers from 2004 to 2006, when he helped developed a young Ben Roethlisberger. He served in that role for the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns and was the offensive coordinator at Miami from 2009 to 2010.
Whipple ran a UMass offensive unit that finished No. 34 in FBS in total offense and No. 35 in scoring offense.
He’ll replace Shawn Watson, who was relieved of his duties after the 2018 season.
Whipple will be the fourth offensive coordinator in five years for Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi. He had two previous coordinators, Jim Chaney and Matt Canada, leave for similar jobs in the SEC.
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