Former Alabama Staffer Returns as Defensive Coordinator
The Alabama Crimson Tide football team has named its next defensive coordinator.
University of Miami defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will become the DC at Alabama, according to ESPN senior writer Chris Low.
"Kevin Steele has accepted the job as @AlabamaFTBL’s defensive coordinator, sources tell ESPN. This will be Steele’s third different stint under Nick Saban at Bama. Steele, a 39-year coaching veteran, was @CanesFootball’s DC last season. He’s coached at four different SEC schools," tweeted Low.
Steele is a former Alabama staffer, who sent time at the Capstone as a DC (2007), DHC and inside linebackers coach (2008), director of player personnel (2013), and linebackers coach (2014). This will be his third stint with the Crimson Tide.
The South Carolina native has coached on the defensive side of the ball for a majority of his career, including holding the DC position at Alabama (2007), Clemson (2009-11), LSU (2015), Auburn (2016-20), and most recently Miami (2022).
Alabama has now filled both coordinator positions as former Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees announced his decision to join Alabama's staff on Friday.