Everest replaces Bob Ligashesky, who was fired after three seasons. The Steelers allowed an NFL-high four kickoff return touchdowns this season, all in a five-game span, and were among the NFL's worst teams in kickoff and punt return coverage.
Everest is a former pro football coach in Italy and was the baseball coach at U.S. International University. He played safety for SMU in 1970-71.
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