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Report: Steelers OL coach interviews at UTEP


Mark Kaboly | Tribune-Review

Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler has reportedly interviewed for the head coaching job at UTEP, according to Pete Roussel, the Founder/CEO of Coaching Search Consulting Inc.

Rousell Tweeted that Kugler is also the front-runner for the job. Now, According to Asher Wildman of ABC affiliate KVIA7 in El Paso, Kugler has been hired as UTEP’s head coach. No word from the Steelers or the university about the hire as of yet.

Kugler attended UTEP from 1984-88, earning letterman honors all four years. Kugler also coached tight end and the offensive line at UTEP from 1993-2000. Kugler has never been a head coach.

Kugler’s most recent college job was at Boise State, where he served as the Broncos’ offensive line coach and assistant head coach during their undefeated 2006 season. Kugler has also coached for the Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills before coming to the Steelers in 2010.

UTEP coach Mike Price retired Nov. 20 after a 3-9 season, and athletic director Bob Stull has been conducted a search for his replacement ever since.




Author: Mark Kaboly

Mark Kaboly is the Pittburgh Steelers beat writer for the Tribune-Review. Mark has covered more than 300 NFL football games in all 32 NFL cities as well as four Super Bowls -- XL in Detroit, XLIII in Tampa, XLV in Dallas and 50 in San Francisco. A Belle Vernon Area graduate, Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a specialization in journalism from California University of Pennsylvania. Mark lives in Port Vue with his wife, Jennifer; daughter Briella; and boys Rocco and Bugsley Pug

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