Kevin Steele (born May 17, 1958, in Dillon, South Carolina) is an American football coach. He currently serves as the associate head coach and head defensive coach at the University of Alabama, promoted by Nick Saban in February 2008. He served as Alabama's defensive coordinator in the 2007 season.
A well publicized moment occurred during Steele's last year in Carolina. Linebacker Kevin Greene attacked Steele during a heated discussion, grabbing the coach by his clothing. The incident was captured on live television. Steele did not retaliate.
"Football is an emotional, aggressive game," Steele said. "Those guys are out there fighting. Kevin is a good person. We've talked about it and worked it out. That's all I have to say about it.
During his first season as head coach (1999), Steele's Baylor team was involved in what ESPN.com called one of the top 10 worst coaching decisions, in 1999, when he chose a running play rather than a kneel down with his team leading and possessing the ball in the game's final 12 seconds and the opponent (UNLV) out of timeouts. The ensuing Baylor fumble and UNLV return for a touchdown gave the Rebels a shocking win.
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