Pete Lembo is in his second season as the program’s assistant head coach and special teams coordinator. He joined the Memphis staff in January 2019.
Recognized as one of college football’s top special teams tacticians, Lembo markedly improved what was already one of the country’s top units. In one season, Lembo had the Memphis special teams make a leap up the ESPN Team Efficiency Rankings from 59th in 2018 – season prior to his arrival at Memphis – to 2nd in 2019. The Tigers also earned college football’s highest rating for “Special Teams Points Added” from Championships Analytics Inc., and were ranked in the top-10 for overall special teams by FootballOutsiders.com.