NCAA Basketball: Alabama at Tennessee

Jan 19, 2019; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tee Martin is introduced as the Tennessee Volunteers Football team's wide receiver coach during a timeout during the Alabama Crimson Tide at Tennessee Volunteers basketball game at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin is returning to the program as an assistant coach.

His title and duties have yet to be announced.

Martin spent the past seven seasons at USC, where he coached wide receivers, then became passing game coordinator and eventually offensive coordinator at the end of the 2015 season. He was one of three Trojans assistant coaches fired in November.

"I'm excited to welcome back Tee Martin as one of our assistant coaches," head coach Jeremy Pruitt said in a statement announcing Martin's hiring. "He coordinated some of the nation's top offenses at USC, and he develops and identifies players as well as any coach in the country. He's an excellent recruiter, and he is terrific at building relationships with his players. He cares about developing young men on and off the field."

247Sports named Martin the National Recruiter of the Year in 2016.

As a player, Martin was the quarterback of the 1998 team that won the first-ever BCS national championship game.

After college, he played three seasons in the NFL, one in the NFL Europe league and two in the Canadian Football League. He started his collegiate coaching career at New Mexico (2009) and Kentucky (2010-11) before joining USC.

"I truly love this university and I bleed Orange and White," Martin said. "My time here was the greatest four years I could've ever imagined on and off the field. It's my goal to help our Tennessee football student-athletes have the same experiences I had when I was a student here. It's great to be home."

--Field Level Media

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