JOHN PALERMO FILE
Born: March 26, 1952.
New Position: Tennessee defensive line coach.
Old Position: Middle Tennessee State defensive line coach.
By The Numbers: In his 14 seasons at Wisconsin, Palermo coached four first-team All-Americans and eight players who were eventually selected in the NFL draft. With the Washington Redskins in 2008-09, he helped guide the defense to rankings of eighth and 10th, respectively, in total defense. In 2010 with the Blue Raiders, Palermo's defensive line combined for 22.5 sacks, 51.0 tackles for loss.
Coaching Career: Bainbridge (Ga.) High School (1974-76), various positions; North Carolina State (1977-78), assistant; Austin Peay (1979), defensive line; Memphis State (1980-82), defensive line; Appalachian State (1983-84), assistant head coach/defensive line/linebackers; Minnesota (1984-87), defensive line; Notre Dame (1988-89), defensive line; Austin Peay (1990), head coach; Wisconsin (1991-2005), assistant head coach/outside linebackers/defensive line; Miami (Fla.) (2006), defensive line; Tennessee Tech (2007), defensive coordinator/linebackers; Washington Redskins (2008-09), defensive line; Middle Tennessee State (2010-11), defensive line.
Playing career: Lettered at Florida State in 1972-73.
Family: Wife, Donna, and two children, Jason and Jessica.