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Sunday, January 7, 2018

FORMER RIDER SUNSERI JOINS TENNESSEE STAFF

Tino Sunseri, a former quality control assistant at Florida State who's the son of former Tennessee defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri, announced Saturday night on his Twitter account that he's joining new Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt's staff.

"@CoachTSunseri
Just first and foremost want to thank Coach Fisher for giving me a opportunity at Florida state. The relationships I have built there will be ever lasting. But I am proud to announce I’ll be joining Coach Pruitt’s Staff at Tennessee! Let’s get to work!"

On his Twitter profile, the younger Sunseri lists himself as an offensive quality control assistant who will work with Tennessee's quarterbacks. He served in the same role for the past two years on former Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher's staff but didn't follow Fisher to Texas A&M.

"Just first and foremost want to thank Coach Fisher for giving me a opportunity at Florida state," Sunseri tweeted. "The relationships I have built there will be ever lasting. But I am proud to announce I’ll be joining Coach Pruitt’s Staff at Tennessee! Let’s get to work!"

Sunseri, 29, played quarterback at Pittsburgh and spent several years with the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders before joining the Seminoles' staff in 2016.

Pruitt already has hired former USC assistant coach Tyson Helton as Tennessee's offensive coordinator. Helton served as the Trojans' quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator for the past two years.

Sunseri's father served as the Vols' defensive coordinator under former coach Derek Dooley in 2012 and recently joined new Florida coach Dan Mullen's staff.

Sal Sunseri also was an assistant coach at Alabama in 2009-11 alongside Pruitt, who served as the Crimson Tide's director of player development in 2009 before being promoted to defensive backs coach in 2010-12.

(Ryan Callahan/247sports.com)
https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Bolt/Tennessee-Vols-football-Tino-Sunseri-joining-Vols-staff-as-quality-control-assistant-113326322

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tino, the best backup Saskie ever had

Anonymous said...

congrats to tino. would he be one of the worst riders quarterbacks in the last decade?

Anonymous said...

don't care

Anonymous said...

I think if you check the Rider record book you'd find that he's the only QB to ever complete 4 consecutive 2-point converts. But that was before his confidence was destroyed. Best wishes Tino.

Anonymous said...

For Tino it was either follow his pops into a coaching career or move to LA and become a big movie star!

Anonymous said...

I am always happy to see young people work in a vocation of their dreams,.....but that's just me,...I'm a nice person.

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