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Pitt Hires Former RMU Assistant Cornelius Coleman; Another Position Opens



Pitt has added one more assistant coach and had one more job come open on the eve of spring practices for the 2019 season.

Pat Narduzzi has hired Cornelius Coleman, a longtime local defensive line assistant. Coleman spent 2018 with Division III St. Vincent College. Before that, Coleman, spent four years as defensive line coach at Robert Morris University.

He also coached with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017-18 as part of the NFL Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship.

Before his time at Robert Morris, Coleman spent six years on the staff at Division III Averett University in Virginia, eventually rising to be the assistant head coach.

Coleman was a four-year starter at Waynesburg and played in the Arena Football League. He has a master’s degree from Robert Morris and a doctorate of education from Argosy University. He is a Washington, D.C. native.

It is not immediately clear which position Coleman will fill on the Pitt staff, but the Panthers do need a defensive quality control coach to replace departed Tim Cooper, who became the defensive coordinator at University of Indianapolis.

Pitt will also have at least one more opening on the staff, as has reported that recruiting coordinator Reed Case has left to take a similar position at Louisville. Case spent just one year at Pitt.

Narduzzi is also looking for a director of football operations to replace Ben Mathers, who took a job at his alma mater, Michigan State.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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