Pitt defensive back Therran Coleman has entered the NCAA transfer portal, Pittsburgh Sports Now has confirmed.
Coleman, a redshirt junior from Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, has played sparingly in Pitt’s defensive backfield over the last three seasons. The news was first reported by 247 Sports.
The 6-foot, 205-pound defensive back has played both cornerback and safety for the Panthers. He played in four games this season, most extensively against UCF on Sept. 21, when Pitt suffered multiple injuries at the cornerback position.
His most notable contribution in his Pitt career was a game-sealing interception in overtime against Syracuse in 2018.
Coleman finished his four years at Pitt by playing in 34 games, recording 18 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble.
PSN has been told that Coleman is on pace to graduate from Pitt, meaning that he will be able to transfer freely to any school that he’d like for his final season of eligibility.
Entering the transfer portal does not guarantee that a player will leave the school, though no Pitt players have returned after doing so to this point.
The Panthers are graduating two defensive backs: starting cornerback Dane Jackson and starting free safety Damar Hamlin. Damarri Mathis and Jason Pinnock appeared to be in line to start ahead of Coleman at cornerback and redshirt freshman Erick Hallett got playing time over him at free safety in 2019.
In addition to Mathis and Pinnock, Pitt will also return Judson Tallandier, Marquis Williams and A.J. Woods at cornerback.
Coleman is the first player to announce his intention to transfer from Pitt since the end of the 2019 season. Linebacker Elias Reynolds left the team in the middle of the season and running back Michale Salahuddin announced his intention to transfer before the season began.