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Craig Aukerman
Assistant Special Teams

Biography

Aukerman enters his first season with the Titans as assistant special teams coach, his eighth NFL season and his 18th year coaching.

Aukerman joins the Titans after four seasons (2013-16) with the San Diego Chargers working with their special teams, first as an assistant special teams coach (2013-15) and then as the special teams coordinator (2016). Last year for the Chargers, second-year kicker Josh Lambo led the NFL in touchbacks (67) and rookie punter Drew Kaser ranked 10th in the NFL for average (46.3). He also has experience as an assistant special teams coach at Jacksonville in 2012.

Overall, Aukerman has 17 years of coaching experience – 10 on the college level and seven in the NFL. On the college side, Aukerman spent time coaching at Kent State (2009), Miami (Ohio) (2005-08 & 2001-02), Western Kentucky (2003-04) and University of Findlay (Ohio) (2000). He broke into the NFL as a defensive assistant for the Denver Broncos (2010), before going to Jacksonville in 2011.
Aukerman enters his first season with the Titans as assistant special teams coach, his eighth NFL season and his 18th year coaching.

Aukerman joins the Titans after four seasons (2013-16) with the San Diego Chargers working with their special teams, first as an assistant special teams coach (2013-15) and then as the special teams coordinator (2016). Last year for the Chargers, second-year kicker Josh Lambo led the NFL in touchbacks (67) and rookie punter Drew Kaser ranked 10th in the NFL for average (46.3). He also has experience as an assistant special teams coach at Jacksonville in 2012.

Overall, Aukerman has 17 years of coaching experience – 10 on the college level and seven in the NFL. On the college side, Aukerman spent time coaching at Kent State (2009), Miami (Ohio) (2005-08 & 2001-02), Western Kentucky (2003-04) and University of Findlay (Ohio) (2000). He broke into the NFL as a defensive assistant for the Denver Broncos (2010), before going to Jacksonville in 2011.

He was a two-time NAIA All-America at the University of Findlay (Ohio), where he played defensive back and wide receiver from 1995-98.

Aukerman and his wife, Summer, have two sons: Cayden and Bryce.

Craig Aukerman Coaching Timeline:
2017: Assistant Special Teams, Tennessee Titans
2016: Special Teams Coordinator, San Diego Chargers
2013-15: Assistant Special Teams, San Diego Chargers
2012: Assistant Special Teams, Jacksonville Jaguars
2011: Defensive Assistant, Jacksonville Jaguars
2010: Defensive Assistant, Denver Broncos
2009: Linebackers, Kent State
2005-08: Linebackers & Co-Special Teams Coord., Miami (Ohio)
2003-04: Linebackers & Special Teams Coord., Western Kentucky
2001-02: Graduate Assistant, Miami (Ohio)
2000: Wide Receivers, University of Findlay (Ohio)

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