Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees announces retirement

Posted at 2:46 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 15:59:57-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees announced his retirement Monday afternoon.

Pees joined the Titans in 2018 after coming out of retirement to take the job.

He previously served as the defensive coordinator for both the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots, winning Super Bowls at both stops. He's one of only eight defensive coordinators in NFL history to coach in a Super Bowl with two different teams. .

Pees was introduced to the podium Monday by head coach Mike Vrabel ahead of his season ending press conference.

"I talked him out of retirement once, I didn't have the heart to do it again," Vrabel said.

Pees joked that he's retiring for real this time saying "if I wanted to continue coaching, it would be here."

Pees' professional coaching career began at Findlay University, a Division II school in his home state of Ohio, back in 1979.

The retirement news comes shortly after Titans defensive backs coach Kerry Coombs took the defensive coordinator job at Ohio State University.