Kerry Coombs, DB coach
If you are picking the best position coach from the 2019 Titans, it doesn’t matter what side of the ball you are talking about, the answer is Kerry Coombs.
The architect of MMCNB, Coombs spent his time in Tennessee turning average defensive backs like LeShaun Sims and Tye Smith into players that you weren’t afraid to see on the field. Maybe, more importantly, he took good players and made them great.
Under Coombs, Kevin Byard became the best ball-hawking defender in the NFL regardless of position. He also oversaw Kenny Vaccaro‘s return to high-level play while finding ways to put Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan in a position to make plays.
Adoree Jackson’s development also had to be mentioned here and every year he took another step forward and became one of the Titans best defenders last season.
The problem is, Coombs loves Ohio and his two years with the Tennessee Titans are the only two years that he coached outside of the state of Ohio in a coaching career that spans five decades. When he got the call to go be the DC for Ohio State, it was a no-brainer and I’m sure he will go back to mass-producing 1st round picks in the secondary.
Despite a dream resume, Coombs was never an option was the OSU DC job was in play.
Let’s look at the least qualified person for the job.