Alabama coach Nick Saban announced his coaching staff for the 2019 season on Friday, and it's filled with plenty of new faces. The staff features 11 total coaches (Saban and 10 assistants), and seven of the 10 assistants will be new to the staff in the 2019 season.
"We are excited to be able to assemble such a talented group of coaches to develop our players both on and off the field," Saban said. "These coaches have a great mix of energy, enthusiasm, and experience that will be a tremendous asset to our program. They are all excellent teachers of the game and fantastic recruiters who bring a wealth of experience to our staff."
Among the more recognizable names are former Washington and USC coach Steve Sarkisian, who returns to Tuscaloosa to take over as offensive coordinator. Sarkisian, who called plays during Alabama's 35-31 loss to Clemson in the 2017 College Football Playoff Championship after Lane Kiffin left for Florida Atlantic, becomes Alabama's fourth offensive coordinator since Kiffin left — if we count him twice. Mike Locksley served in the role during the 2018 season but left to take over as head coach at Maryland.