The Tennessee Titans have reportedly hired a replacement for recently departed secondary coach, Kerry Coombs.
The vacant secondary coach position for the Tennessee Titans has reportedly been filled.
The Titans were in need of a new secondary coach after Kerry Coombs took the co-defensive coordinator position with Ohio State recently.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Coombs’ spot will be taken by Anthony Midget, who was secondary coach of the Houston Texans this past season.
"Lynn replaces Texans secondary coach Anthony Midget, who was hired as the Tennessee Titans’ secondary job, according to NFL sources. The Titans’ secondary job became open when Kerry Coombs was hired as defensive coordinator at Ohio State."
Midget was a defensive back and three-year starter at Virginia Tech during his college days. He was taken in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons and also spent time on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad.
The 41-year-old made his first foray into college coaching with Georgia State, where he was the special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach from 2008 to 2011, and then the defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator in 2012.
In 2013, Midget was hired by Penn State to coach the program’s safeties.
Midget got his start in coaching in the NFL in 2014 when he was hired by the Texans to serve as the assistant defensive backs coach until 2017. In 2018, he was promoted to the defensive backs coach, a position he held until he was hired by the Titans.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel obviously has some familiarity with Midget, as both were coaches with the Texans at the same time. Vrabel held the linebackers coach position from 2014 to 2016, and was later named the team’s defensive coordinator in 2017.
In 2019, the Texans owned the No. 29 pass defense in the NFL, allowing 267.2 passing yards per game.