The Steelers announced on Tuesday they have hired Ike Hilliard as their new WR coach.
We have hired Ike Hilliard as wide receivers coach.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) February 18, 2020
Pittsburgh was reportedly placing a premium on NFL playing experience during their search process for a new WR coach, and Hilliard definitively checks that box as a former longtime NFL receiver.
He’ll take over for interim WR coach Ray Sherman, who came out of retirement after the passing of Steelers WR coach Darryl Drake in training camp.
Hilliard, 43, played 12 seasons in the NFL for the Giants and Buccaneers before entering the coaching ranks as an assistant WR coach with the Dolphins in 2011.
Hilliard had stops as a WR coach with the Redskins, Bills and then Redskins again, coaching receivers in Washington from 2014 until 2019.