UnitedHealthcare Health insurance that includes all Western PA hospitals
Tuesday July 5 2022
Leave this field empty.

Steelers hire Carnell Lake as defensive backs coach

PSR Logo
Former defensive back to begin NFL coaching career with Steelers

PITTSBURGH - The Steelers announced today that Carnell Lake has been hired as the team’s new defensive backs coach. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

Lake, who played safety and cornerback for the Steelers from 1989-98, will enter his first season as an assistant coach in the NFL. Lake retired from the NFL in 2001 following two seasons with Jacksonville (1999-00) and one with Baltimore (2001).

Following his retirement from football, Lake worked in a private business before starting his career in coaching as an intern with the Philadelphia Eagles during their 2009 training camp. He then coached one season at his alma mater, UCLA, coaching defensive backs in 2009.

Lake was a second-round draft pick of the Steelers in the 1989 NFL Draft and went on to earn four Pro Bowl trips with the team. He finished his career with 16 fumble recoveries, which are fourth in team history, and 16 interceptions as a Steeler.

A three-year starter for the Bruins at outside linebacker, Lake was a first-team all-America selection as a senior (1988) as well as earning the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award. He was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2000.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Lake moved to California and attended Culver City High (Calif.). He and his wife, Monica, have three children.

See video
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 1 Penguins TV Channel
See video
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 2Penguins TV Channel
See video
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 3Penguins TV Channel
Josh Bell had not hit a walk-off home run since he was a member of the Altoona Curve in 2015. He changed that Friday with a soaring shot for the left field loonies.
Custom 1North Shore Notes
Francisco Cervelli is as passionate about the current state of Venezuela as anybody you'll find. Last month, the Pirates' catcher spoke passionately about the movement, his country's state of affairs and the future of Venezuela.
Custom 2North Shore NotesPress Room
Gustav Nyquist and Jimmy Howard led the way for the Red Wings, who landed Pittsburgh its fourth straight regulation loss.
Blue LineCustom 3Press Room
Monday night was more than a game. For Jameson Taillon, it was another heave in an ongoing push to liberation from a disease that can break down the toughest of men.
Custom 4North Shore NotesPress Room