Schirra Fields takes over this year as Tennessee's defensive graduate assistant after spending two seasons at Louisiana Tech.
Fields was a graduate assistant in 2010 and served as an intern for the Bulldogs strength and conditioning program the year before. Fields joined the Tech family after working at Tyler Junior College, coaching defensive backs.
The Haynesville, La. native was a walk-on wide receiver at LSU from 2002-05, during which time the Tigers won the 2003 national championship. Derek Dooley was a member of that coaching staff.
During his prep career, Fields played wide receiver and defensive back at Haynesville High School, helping the Tornados to the 2000 Class A title. He was named Louisiana's Class A State Defensive Player of the Year by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
He earned his bachelor's in kinesiology from LSU in 2006, and is pursuing a master's in sports psychology.