Former B1G assistant, Maryland interim head coach receives promotion from Pittsburgh Steelers
A former B1G assistant coach is receiving a promotion at the sport’s highest level.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced that Matt Canada will be promoted to offensive coordinator for the 2021 season. Last year, Canada served as the team’s quarterbacks coach in his first season.
Canada has had multiple stops in the B1G throughout his career, working at Indiana (1994-96, 2004-10), Wisconsin (2012) and Maryland (2018). He’s also been on staff at Northern Illinois, NC State, Pitt and LSU.
We have promoted Matt Canada to offensive coordinator.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 25, 2021
Pittsburgh has been Canada’s only stop in the NFL and he’ll be entering his second season with the organization.
Canada was most recently in the B1G in 2018, when he was hired to be the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Maryland. However, due to the player mistreatment scandal involving then-head coach DJ Durkin, Canada was promoted to interim head coach for the season.
The Terrapins finished that season with a 5-7 record. Canada was in the running to be named the next permanent head coach at Maryland, but the job was ultimately given to Mike Locksley, who is about to enter his third season with the program.
Pittsburgh ended the 2020 season with a 12-4 record but was defeated by the Cleveland Browns 48-37 in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs.