Former Tennessee head football coach Jeremy Pruitt has reportedly landed a coaching job after being fired by UT last Monday afternoon. Pruitt will join the New York Giants’ coaching staff according to a report from Dan Duggan of The Athletic.
Pruitt’s role with the Giants has not yet been determined. He joins Joe Judge’s second-year staff after the two worked together at Alabama. Pruitt also worked with current Giants linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer when Sherrer was on his Tennessee coaching staff during his first two seasons.
Craig Fitzgerald, Tennessee’s former strength coach under Pruitt, also currently works for the Giants. As does former UT head football coach Derek Dooley, who serves as an offensive assistant.
Pruitt was fired last Monday afternoon with cause following an investigation into the program that found multiple Level I and Level II recruiting violations. Nine of Pruitt’s staff members were fired as a result of the investigation. Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer retired as a result of the findings.
Following the development with Pruitt and Fulmer last Monday, Tennessee chancellor Donde Plowman and system president Randy Boyd announced five days later the hiring of UCF’s Danny White to be UT’s next director of athletics.
White announced the hiring of UCF’s Josh Heupel to be the next head football coach of the Vols on Wednesday afternoon. Heupel is the 27th head coach in the history of Tennessee’s football program.