Jeremy Pruitt has come in to Tennessee and overhauled a lot of the staff around the football program. Sometimes that’s been met with some criticism such as his move to part ways with two long-time doctors on the medical staff, but most people believe the moves have been good for the program and have been needed. On Thursday, another shakeup took place on Pruitt’s support staff.
Brett Thiesen, Tennessee’s Assistant Director of Recruiting, announced on Twitter on Thursday that he would be parting ways with the university.
Just want to thank everyone at UT that has helped me progress my career. I’ve met some great people and learned a lot from many of you. Vol Nation, you’re going to be really well off very soon! It’s been an eventful ride but it’s time to move on to a great opportunity.
— Brett Thiesen (@BMThiesen) July 19, 2018
Thiesen was brought in prior to the 2017 season to serve on Butch Jones’ recruiting staff. Previously, he served as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel/Recruiting and Pro Scout Liaison for Liberty University’s football program. He was also a walk-on at Kentucky in 2010 before transferring to Troy and spending three years with the Trojans. He was on the roster when Tennessee beat Troy 55-48 in 2012. He finished his career with three catches for 39 yards and a touchdown.
Thiesen failed to specify if his decision to move on from UT was his own or if he was let go by the university. No immediate replacement has been named as of yet.