Jerry Olsavsky
Inside linebackers coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-03-29) March 29, 1967 (age 53)
Place of birth: Youngstown, Ohio
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 10 / Pick: 258
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Pittsburgh Steelers ( 1989)
 As coach:
* Youngstown State (2003–2009) (Linebackers)
Career highlights and awards
Tackles     232
Sacks     2.5
Forced fumbles     4
Interceptions     1

Jerome Donald Olsavsky (born March 29, 1967) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers [1](1989–1997) and the Baltimore Ravens (1998). He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in 1997, but his contract was waived in 1998, when he broke his hand.

Olsavsky was born in the industrial town of Youngstown, Ohio. He gained early recognition as a star football player at Chaney High School and went on to play collegiately at the University of Pittsburgh. Following his graduation, he was drafted by the Steelers in the 1989 NFL Draft.

When Olsavsky ended his career in professional football, he spent several years coaching in various places, such as Carnegie Mellon University. He also served as an assistant strength coach at North Carolina for one season. He then served as an assistant football coach at Youngstown State University.[2]

Jerry was hired on January 29, 2010 to serve as the defensive assistant for the Pittsburgh Steelers, replacing Lou Spanos. He was promoted to inside linebackers coach on February 6, 2015.


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