Pitt offensive graduate assistant Joe Kreinsen has left the team to become the offensive line coach at Division II Lake Erie, he announced on Twitter on Friday.
Kreinsen had been with Pitt since the start of the 2019 season, coming to Pitt along with offensive coordinator Mark Whipple from UMass. While at Pitt, Kreinsen primarily worked with the offensive line.
“I’d like to thank Coach Narduzzi, Whipple and Borbely for their support and guidance over the last few years,” Kreinsen wrote. “I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work at a first class program such as Pitt. I will miss coaching the HOGS the most and will continue to root for them on and off the field.”
A native of Natick, Mass, Kreisen played for Westfield State, where he was a team captain, a four-year starter on the offensive line and an all-conference player as a senior in 2013.
Pitt’s graduate assistants have typically only worked for two seasons under Pat Narduzzi. Pitt now has at least two openings on its coaching staff, the offensive GA spot and the linebackers coach role vacated when Rob Harley became defensive coordinator at Arkansas State.