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Two Ex-Steelers Named UFL Coaches

Former Pittsburgh Steelers Carnell Lake and Bruce Gradkowski are among the coaching staffs that make up the new United Football League (UFL), the byproduct of the USFL and XFL merger that’s set to debut next month. According to a press release issued by the UFL, Lake will serve as defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach for the Memphis Showboats while Gradkowski will be the St. Louis Battlehawks’ offensive coordinator.

Lake, the Steelers’ second round pick in 1989, starred in Pittsburgh’s secondary throughout the 1990s. A five-time Pro Bowler and one-time All-Pro, he started 154 games for the Steelers.