Former Toledo assistant joins Wisconsin's defensive staff as CBs coach
Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst has announced another addition to the Badgers defensive staff ahead of the 2021 football season.
Thursday, Chryst announced that Hank Poteat has been named the team’s cornerbacks coach. He has spent the past four seasons in the same role at Toledo, taking that job in 2017. He was also previously the cornerbacks coach at Kent State (2015-16) and worked under Chryst as a graduate assistant at Pitt from 2013-14.
“I’m excited to be working with Hank again,” Chryst said. “He’s a tremendous person and a great coach. I’m really fired up for our players to get the chance to be coached by Hank because I think he’s a terrific teacher and will really connect with our guys.”
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Poteat played college football at Pitt and was a third-round selection in the 2000 NFL Draft. He enjoyed a 10-year career at the highest level, playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers (2000-02), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2003), New England Patriots (2004-06), New York Jets (2006-08) and Cleveland Browns (2009).
“First and foremost what drew me to the job is Coach Chryst,” Poteat said. “Having the opportunity to work with him and his staff again is exciting, and I’m thrilled to be able to reconnect. This is also a great step in my career as a coach. I started as GA at Pitt and learned from that tremendous group of coaches and then had the opportunity to really spread my wings as a coach in the MAC. To be able to take the next step and coach this outstanding group of players in the Big Ten is an honor.”
Wisconsin finished the 2020 season with a 4-3 record.