TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Head coach Nick Saban announced Thursday the hiring of Kevin Steele as Alabama's Director of Player Personnel. Steele, who spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons on Saban's defensive staff at Alabama, comes to UA following three years as Clemson's defensive coordinator (2009-11).
"We are excited to have Kevin back on our staff," said Saban. "He did an excellent job here previously, and he knows our program from a recruiting standpoint as well as anyone. His organizational skills and people skills make him a perfect fit for this role. As recruiting in college football has evolved through the years, this position is one of the most important on our staff."
At Alabama, Steele's main charge will be to direct the recruiting efforts for the Crimson Tide. He will also assist with camps, clinics and other football-related events. In addition, his responsibilities will include assisting with the administration and operation of the football program.