Peter Sirmon is in his second year (2014-15) at USC as the associate head coach defense, linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator. He joined the USC staff in December of 2013.
USC’s initial 2014 recruiting class ranked among the nation’s Top 10 (tops in the Pac-12) and the 2015 class was No. 1 nationally. Hayes Pullard was selected in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL draft. USC played in the 2014 Holiday Bowl.
He was Washington's linebackers coach the previous 2 years (2012-13), as well as its recruiting coordinator in 2013. The Huskies played in the 2012 Las Vegas Bowl and 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl (he did not coach in the Fight Hunger Bowl).
Sirmon, 38, spent the 2011 season coaching the linebackers at Tennessee after serving as the Volunteer's graduate assistant in 2010, working with the safeties as the team earned a berth in the Music City Bowl.
He was a graduate assistant at Oregon, his alma mater, in 2009, helping the Ducks to the Pac-12 championship and a Rose Bowl berth.
In 2008, he coached linebackers at Central Washington, helping lead the Wildcats to a trip to the NCAA Division II playoffs.
He was a linebacker with the Tennessee Titans for 7 seasons (2000-06). The Titans won 2 division championships and appeared in the NFL playoffs 3 times during his tenure.
He started at linebacker for 4 seasons (1996-99) at Oregon, leading the team in tackles in 1997 and 1999 and earning All-Pac-10 first team honors as a senior. He played in 3 bowl games (1997 Las Vegas, 1998 Aloha, 1999 Sun), plus the Senior Bowl.
He received his bachelor's degree in political science from Oregon in 1999.
He prepped at Walla Walla (Wash.) High.
He was born on Feb. 18, 1977. He and his wife, Lindsay, have 4 children: son Jackson, 14, and daughters Presley, 13, Savanna, 11, and Sadie, 8.
BIRTHDAY: Feb. 18, 1977
FAMILY: Wife, Lindsay; Son, Jackson, 14; Daughters, Presley, 13, Savanna, 11, and Sadie, 8
HIGH SCHOOL: Walla Walla (Wash.) HS
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree, political science, Oregon, 1999
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: Walla Walla (Wash.) HS
Oregon, linebacker, 1996-99
Tennessee Titans, linebacker, 2000-06
COACHING EXPERIENCE: 7 years