Former Tennessee Titans secondary coach Kerry Coombs sent out a farewell message on Twitter on Tuesday night.
Former Tennessee Titans secondary coach Kerry Coombs has bid farewell to the organization with a message he posted on Twitter.
After two years with the Titans as the secondary coach, Coombs is leaving Nashville to take the co-defensive coordinator position with Ohio State. He served as a coach there from 2012 to 2017 before joining the Titans.
Ohio St. made it official on Monday.
On Tuesday night, Coombs thanked head coach Mike Vrabel, his players, and the rest of the coaching staff that he says helped him become a better coach.
The loss of Coombs will be a tough one for the Titans. He oversaw one of the best secondary units in the NFL during his time with Tennessee, also know as “MMCNB” or “My Man Catch No Balls”.
He will now takeover the co-defensive coordinator position with the Buckeyes that became vacant when Jeff Hafley left to take the head coaching position at Boston College. Coombs will work with fellow co-defensive coordinator, Greg Mattison.
In his previous stint with Ohio St., Coombs recruited and developed several first-round talents in his secondary, and every starter that played under his watch was later drafted into the NFL.
Coombs wasn’t the only coach the Titans lost after the season ended. Defensive coordinator Dean Pees announced his retirement during the season-ending press conference on Monday.
Now, on top of all the free agents Tennessee has to make decisions on, there will be at least two coaching vacancies to fill. It remains to be seen if the Titans will promote from within, or if the team will look to outside sources to fill those roles.