The Tennessee Titans today announced that they are promoting from within, handing the head coaching possession over to Mike Munchak who will replace Jeff Fisher.
Under his new position Munchak becomes the first former player to head the Titans football franchise, he also becomes the teams 16th head coach going all the way back to the start of the Oilers days.
In a statement owner Bud Adams said:
“Mike has been successful at everything he has been associated with at our franchise and I have no reason to believe that he won’t be successful as our head coach,” while adding, “He earned Hall of Fame distinction as a player and yearly he has been one of the best offensive line coaches in the NFL. He understands where we have been and knows where we need to go.”
The job is the first NFL head coaching position for the 51-year-old Munchak, a nice promotion for a man who has spent his entire career (including playing days) with the Oilers/Titans, a career dating back to his first NFL gig in 1982.
Not only is Munchak loved by the team, but he has the skills to back up his work, including a team leading nine Pro Bowl appearances.