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Steelers find new role for Mike Sullivan, fill out other staff vacancies

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been making moves on their coaching staff this past offseason, some on their own accord, and others by coaches leaving for different pastures. Either way, there were vacancies which needed to be filled on the team’s coaching staff. Wednesday, the Steelers filled some of those vacancies on their staff.

According to Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Steelers have made the following moves on their coaching staff:

Mike Sullivan, who was the team’s quarterbacks coach and play caller at the end of 2023, is now a Senior Offensive Assistant coach.

Phil Matusz is the head strength and conditioning coach.

Justus Galac and Roderick Moore are assistant and sports science coordinators,

Of those additions, the one which will garner the most attention is the move from quarterbacks coach to senior offensive assistant for Mike Sullivan. When the team hired Tom Arth as the quarterbacks coach, Sullivan’s future became in question. Considering Sullivan got interviews for offensive coordinator vacancies, it made sense to wonder if he’d return to the Steelers in any capacity. When he wasn’t hired as a coordinator, the Steelers wanted to keep him on staff.

As a senior offensive assistant it is safe to assume Sullivan will have a hand in offensive design, and be there as a person who can help bridge the gap between Matt Canada’s dreadful scheme to Arthur Smith’s new approach to offensive football. Some might scoff at Sullivan being that bridge, but his general understanding of the players on the roster should be viewed as a positive for the new coordinator and coaches brought in.


Along with Sullivan being a Senior Offensive Assistant, the Steelers reportedly hired Matt Baker as another offensive assistant. This per Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the rest of the 2024 offseason.


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