Steelers? Coach to Speak at Seminary Fund Dinner


Jerry Olsavsky, Defensive Assistant Coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 Seminary Education Fund Dinner. The annual dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 beginning at 6 p.m. at LeMont in Pittsburgh. Tickets can be purchased at All proceeds from the event benefit the Seminary Education Fund.

Olsavsky is entering his fifth season as the defensive assistant for the Steelers. He assists all areas of the defensive staff in their day-to-day operations. As a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Olsavsky earned his degree in information science in 1990 before starting a 10-year NFL career. Drafted by the Steelers in the 10th round in 1989, Olsavsky played linebacker until 1997 in Pittsburgh. After overcoming a career-threatening injury, he started as inside linebacker for the Steelers in Super Bowl XXX. He finished his playing career in 1998 with the Baltimore Ravens.

Olsavsky spent one year as an assistant strength coach at the University of North Carolina after retiring from the NFL. He also coached at his alma mater, Chaney High School in Youngstown and at Duquesne University. Olsavsky spent seven seasons coaching linebackers for Youngstown State University.

Olsavsky was a first-team Kodak-American as a senior at Pitt in 1988, making 129 tackles. He became the Panthers’ first defensive player since 1976 to record more than 100 tackles in three consecutive seasons. In 1995, Olsavsky received the Steelers’ Ed Block Courage Award, given annually to the Steeler that overcomes many obstacles only to achieve great success on the field.

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