UT Football assistant and former Vol Terry Fair relieved of coaching duties

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- On Friday, Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt has relieved defensive backs coach Terry Fair of his duties. The news first reported by our media partners at Volquest.com.

Sources tell Volquest that the former Vol standout was offered an opportunity to remain with the program in an off field role, but declined.

Fair returned to his alma mater in December of 2017 to join Pruitt’s inaugural staff. He was at Colorado State the previous three seasons.

In his first and only season with the Big Orange, Fair was responsible for the development of freshmen cornerbacks Alontae Taylor and Bryce Thompson, who would go on to earn All-American honors.

Fair, who signed a two year deal with Tennessee worth $250,000, will be owed the remainder of his salary over the next year of the contract.