View Full Version : And the winner is.....Al Everest

01-19-2010, 11:21 PM
Al Everest hired - 1 (http://www.steelersdepot.com/blog/2010/01/steelers-hire-al-everest-as-new-special-teams-coach/)

Al Everest hired - 2 (http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2010/1/19/1259421/steelers-to-hire-al-everest-as-st)

Al Everest hired - 3 (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/328917-breaking-news-steelers-to-hire-former-49ers-coach-al-everest)


01-20-2010, 02:56 PM
I think it is funny that we have made two coaching hires and one (Everest) looks like T.V.'s Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan) and the other one (Kugler) looks like PlanetSteelers' Captain Kangaroo (Chadman).

http://cdn.bleacherreport.com/images_root/images/photos/000/802/880/81967838.jpg.21455.0_feature.jpg?1263930057 http://cdn.bleacherreport.com/images_root/slideshows/469/slideshow_46980/display_image.jpg

01-20-2010, 03:37 PM
Not seeing this reported by any "real" news outlets yet.

01-20-2010, 03:56 PM

Our new ST coach

01-20-2010, 04:05 PM

Our new ST coach

When I made the initial comparison, I didn't even realize the similarity in outfit (red with stripes that are approximately correct). :P

And how was I not freaked out as a kid by the fact that Captain Kangaroo appears to have no ears??? :shock:


01-21-2010, 05:53 PM
It is finally official per steelers.com

01-21-2010, 06:08 PM
Coach Kugs is going to be awesome... :tt2

01-21-2010, 07:21 PM
It is finally official per steelers.com


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Steelers Hire Everest as New Special Teams Coordinator

PITTSBURGH ? The Steelers announced today that Al Everest has been hired as the team’s new special teams coordinator.

Everest, who will oversee all areas of the Steelers’ special teams, will enter his 14th NFL season as a special teams coordinator in 2010. He most recently coached with the San Francisco 49ers (2007-09) and has also coached in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints (2000-05) and the Arizona Cardinals (1996-99).

Everest has more than 37 years of coaching experience in the National Football League, European professional football, college football and baseball. He earned Special Teams Coach of the Year honors in 2007 from the Aguiar Kicking Academy and was named NFL Special Teams Coach of the Year in 2002 when his special teams units had three touchdown returns and blocked five kicks during the season.

Everest began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Southern Methodist (1972) and North Texas (1973-74) before becoming an assistant coach at Cameron University (1974-75). He served as athletic director and head football coach at American School Foundation in Mexico City from 1976-80. From 1981-87, Everest coached baseball at U.S. International University.

Everest coached professional football in Italy for the Legnano Frogs (1988-90, ‘93) and the Pesaro Angels (1991). He coached the secondary for the Arkansas Minors of the Pro Spring Football League in 1992 and was special teams coordinator for the Canadian Football League’s Birmingham Barracudas in 1995.

Everest was a two-year starting safety for Southern Methodist University from 1970-71.

I wonder if the part about how he "will oversee all areas of the Steelers’ special teams" means that he will be saying buh-bye to assistant special teams coach Amos Jones too.

01-21-2010, 07:32 PM
Is it just Chadman, or does the position of ST coach really inspire no confidence in having long term employment?

Honestly- you can prepare for just about anything, but ST's is the one area where physical abilities can REALLY change your teams fortunes. You could be giving up nothing, blockings kicks & punts, then come up against Josh Cribbs and BOOM...there goes the good ST play.

Good luck Mt Everest.