Nov 3, 2018; College Park, MD, USA;  Maryland Terrapins interim head coach Matt Canada stands in the field during the first quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

News Articles

Report: Steelers to promote QBs coach Matt Canada to OC

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to promote quarterbacks coach Matt Canada to offensive coordinator, NFL Network reported on Saturday.

Canada would take the role available after the Steelers elected against renewing the contract of Randy Fichtner on Thursday.

The 48-year-old Canada, who joined the Steelers in 2020, reportedly interviewed with the Miami Dolphins for their offensive coordinator position after Chan Gailey retired.

Canada has spent 25 years coaching in multiple offensive roles at the collegiate level with Indiana, Butler, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, LSU and NC State. He also served as the interim head coach with Maryland in 2018, posting a 5-7 record.

Fichtner, 57, coached the wide receivers from 2007-09 and quarterbacks from 2010-17 before taking over as the offensive coordinator in 2018.

The Steelers started 11-0 before losing four of their last five regular-season games in 2020. The Pittsburgh offense ranked 12th in scoring, 15th in passing yards and 32nd (last) in rushing yards.

–Field Level Media

Field Level Media
Sport Writer & Editor
FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through the writing of professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider to dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters and Nielsen Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.

Upcoming Games