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    Tennessee Titans Coaches: Who Is on Brian Callahan’s Coaching Staff?

    Following Mike Vrabel's firing, the Tennessee Titans hired Brian Callahan to take the reigns -- what does his new coaching staff look like?

    The Tennessee Titans had coaching staff continuity with Mike Vrabel since 2018, but that is no longer the case following his firing after the 2023 season. Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan was then hired, ending his tenure as the longest-active remaining offensive coordinator in the NFL at the time.

    As a first-time head coach, Callahan built his own coaching staff for the first time.

    Tennessee Titans Coaching Staff

    Here are the names that put together the Titans’ coaching staff alongside Callahan.

    • Brian Callahan, Head Coach
    • Tom Jones, Assistant to the Head Coach
    • Nick Holz, Offensive Coordinator
    • Kylan Butler, Offensive Assistant
    • Bill Callahan, Offensive Line
    • Scott Fuchs, Assistant Offensive Line
    • Bo Hardegree, Quarterbacks
    • Matt Jones, Offensive Assistant
    • Randy Jordan, Running Backs
    • Payton McCollum, Assistant Wide Receivers
    • Justin Outten, Tight Ends
    • Tyke Tolbert, Wide Receivers
    • Luke Stocker, Assistant Tight Ends
    • Dennard Wilson, Defensive Coordinator
    • Ben Bloom, Outside Linebackers
    • Frank Bush, Linebackers
    • Steve Donatell, Defensive Assistant
    • Chris Harris, Defensive Passing Game Coordinator/CB
    • Steve Jackson, Secondary/Safeties
    • Lori Locust, Defensive Quality Control
    • Clinton McMillan, Assistant Defensive Line/Pass Rush Specialist
    • Tracy Rocker, Defensive Line
    • Colt Anderson, Special Teams Coordinator
    • Anthony Levine Sr., Assistant Special Teams
    • Zac Woodfin, Director of Sports Performance
    • Brian Bell, Assistant Director of Sports Performance
    • Mark Lovat, Assistant, Strength & Conditioning
    • Grant Thorne, Assistant, Strength & Conditioning
    • Haley Roberts, Assistant, Sports Performance
    • John Shaw, Assistant, Sports Performance/Speed Development

    While most of the staff is new, Callahan retained two assistants from Vrabel’s staff, keeping Chris Harris and Justin Outten. With Harris as defensive passing game coordinator, the Titans will look to improve on the 18th-best defense in passing yards per game (227.4) and 20 passing touchdowns.

    For Outten, he’ll be switching from run game coordinator and running backs coach to coaching tight ends. While the Titans don’t have a superstar TE, they have received good development out of Chigoziem Okonkwo. In two seasons, Okonkwo has had 86 receptions for 978 yards and four touchdowns.

    New Additions to the Titans’ Coaching Staff

    Immediately after getting the job, one of Callahan’s first moves was bringing in Bill Callahan, his father and former OL coach of the Cleveland Browns. Given permission by the Browns to follow his son, Callahan has been coaching offensive line since the 1980s and, more specifically, in the NFL since 1995.

    “There was a complicated process because it wasn’t something that I had anticipated him, in the moment, that that’s what he wanted to do,” Callahan said on hiring his dad.

    With Callahan being an offensive-focused coach, he hired Dennard Wilson as the team’s defensive coordinator. Having spent 2023 as the Baltimore Ravens defensive backs coach, Wilson has spent most of his career with that same position. He looks to improve 2023’s 17th-ranked defense in yards per game (335.1).

    While Callahan will be running the offense, he brought in Nick Holz to assist him as the team’s offensive coordinator. Mostly a career assistant coach, Holz got his first opportunity as passing game coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2023, helping put together the NFL’s ninth-best pass yards per game offense (242.7).

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