Munchak Went Into Canton As An Offensive Lineman For The Houston Oilers In 2001
The Titans have named Mike Munchak as the team’s second head coach since moving to Tennessee, deciding to make a move from within the organization to replace the league’s formed longest tenured coach, Jeff Fisher.
Munchak becomes the first former player to coach the team. and is the 16th head coach in Titans/Oilers franchise history.
This will be the first head coaching gig for Munchak, who turns 51 in March, with the only franchise the offensive line coach and Hall of Fame lineman has ever gotten on the turf or sideline for since being selected eighth overall from Penn State by the then-Houston Oilers in 1982.
Bud Adams acknowledged Munchak’s high, lofty accolades:
“Mike has been successful at everything he has been associated with at our franchise and I have no reason to believe that he won’t be successful as our head coach,” Adams said in a statement. “He earned Hall of Fame distinction as a player and yearly he has been one of the best offensive line coaches in the NFL. He understands where we have been and knows where we need to go.”