The Steelers announced the change Monday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Greene, a Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Steelers for 13 years, has been Kevin Colbert's special assistant for pro and college personnel for seven years and earlier served as a defensive line coach.
"I was very fortunate to have worked for the Steelers, the Rooneys and Chuck," Greene said. "I know without a doubt the reason I got a job with Pittsburgh for coaching was because of Chuck. He trusted me as a guy who hadn't coached before and he thought I had the wherewithal to do it. I think he was right, I know he was right. The Steelers have influenced everything I've done as an adult."
Greene is a member of the Pro and College football halls of fame. He was named the team's best player of all time in a fan poll and Rooney has described him as the most important player in Steelers' history.