Tennessee hires longtime Alabama strength and conditioning assistant coach
Jeremy Pruitt’s Tennessee program has several connections that can be traced back to Nick Saban’s Alabama program and now we can add yet another one to the list.
Following Craig Fitzgerald’s decision to leave the Tennessee program for the New York Giants of the NFL, Pruitt made the decision to promote assistant strength coach A.J. Artis to the head of the Volunteer strength and conditioning program.
Artis’ promotion led to Tennessee having an open assistant position on staff but that position has now been filled by longtime Alabama strength and conditioning assistant coach Kindal Moorehead according to David Ubben of The Athletic.
Moorehead played his college football at Alabama before playing six seasons in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons. Once his playing career was over, Moorehead landed a job in Tuscaloosa and has been there since 2010.
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One interesting nugget regarding Moorehead landing a job at Tennessee, at one point this offseason he interviewed for a position with the New York Giants according to The Athletic.
That’s how small the coaching world can be at times as a Tennessee assistant lands a job with the Giants and one candidate for a position with the Giants lands a job at Tennessee to help replace the coach that left the Volunteers.