Ex-Lion Bradley to coach DBs
From Mirror, wire reports
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers hired former Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley on Thursday to coach their defensive backs for the 2018 season.
Bradley, who also became the interim coach at Penn State when Joe Paterno was fired during the Jerry Sandusky scandal in 2011, was coming off a stint at UCLA where he was the defensive coordinator under Jim Mora, Jr., who was fired at the end of last season and replaced by Chip Kelly.
Carnell Lake, who coached the Steelers secondary last season, stepped down to spend more time with his family in California where he has a son who plays high school football.
“I am excited to be a part of such a rich tradition here,” Bradley told Steelers.com. “We have a great nucleus in the defensive backs room, and my goal is to help this group continue to grow and develop as we all work toward one goal.”
Bradley, who is originally from Johnstown, played at Bishop McCort and attended Penn State University where he was a defensive back from 1975-1978. He became a graduate assistant with the Nittany Lions in 1979.
“I want to thank Coach (Mike) Tomlin and the entire Steelers organization for this opportunity,” Bradley said in a news release.
Bradley is also the brother of Dr. James Bradley, who is the Steelers’ orthopedic surgeon.
The Steelers also hired Karl Dunbar as defensive line coach on Thursday. Dunbar will take over for John Mitchell, who will move into a role as assistant head coach.
Dunbar spent the last two seasons as defensive line coach at Alabama. He previously spent 11 seasons as a defensive line coach in the NFL, with stops in Chicago, Minnesota, Buffalo and the New York Jets.