The Pittsburgh Steelers formally added Ray Sherman to the coaching staff for the 2019 season, naming him interim wide receivers coach Thursday.
Sherman will replace Darryl Drake, who died Aug. 11.
Sherman, 67, had been working with the Steelers since the start of training camp as a consultant. Coaching assistant Blaine Stewart and coaching intern William Gay, the former Steelers cornerback, also have been working with the wide receivers during the preseason.
Sherman will be entering his 28th season in the NFL and 19th as a wide receivers coach. He is familiar to Steelers fans because of his one season as the team’s offensive coordinator in 1998. The Steelers finished 7-9 that season, and Sherman was not retained.
Sherman has worked exclusively as a wide receivers coach since 2000, coaching with the Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans and St. Louis Rams. Sherman did not work in the NFL for the past three seasons.