NASHVILLE, TN - May 12, 2022 - The 2022 photo of Clinton McMillan of the Tennessee Titans NFL football team.  This image reflects the Tennessee Titans active roster as of May 12, 2022 when this image was taken. Photo By Donald Page/Tennessee Titans

Clinton McMillan

Defensive Assistant


Clinton McMillan is in his third season with the Titans and his second year as defensive line assistant. He initially arrived in Tennessee in 2021 as a defensive assistant as part of the NFL's Bill Walsh Coaching Fellowship. 

Working with the defensive line in 2022, he helped the Titans finish first in the NFL in rushing defense (76.9 opponent rushing yards per game). Defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons was named to the Pro Bowl after posting 7.5 sacks, while nose tackle Teair Tart recorded a career-high 16 starts. Defensive end DeMarcus Walker established career highs in several categories, including 32 tackles and seven sacks.  

In 2021, he primarily worked with the Titans outside linebackers. The group accounted for 19 total sacks, including 12 sacks by Harold Landry III, who led the team, set a career high and ranked 10th in the NFL. Landry was named to his first career Pro Bowl.  

In 2020, McMillan spent his only season at Florida State as a senior analyst for a defense that featured nine first-time starters. Linebacker Stephen Dix Jr. earned Freshman All-America honors, while cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. was named first-team All-ACC before becoming a second-round NFL Draft pick by the Los Angeles Chargers. Defensive tackle Marvin Wilson was a second-team all-conference selection. 

McMillan was defensive line coach at the University of Tennessee at Martin from 2017 to 2019 and also held defensive run game coordinator and co-special teams coordinator titles in his time with the Skyhawks. He coached four all-conference performers during his tenure: returner Terry Williams and linemen Julian Crutchfield, Jay Murphy and Austin Pickett.