Former Virginia linebacker Clint Sintim is kicking off the next chapter of his career in football.
Sintim has been added to the coaching staff at the University of West Alabama for the upcoming 2013 season. It's part of the NFL Players Association's coaching internship program.
"I have done my research on the program at West Alabama and am looking forward to using this opportunity to learn from a great staff to make myself a better coach," Sintim said in a school-issued release. "I am also looking forward to sharing what I've learned and experienced with our Tiger players."
Sintim announced his retirement from the NFL's New York Giants in May, after a series of knee injuries cut his playing career short. The Giants took Sintim out of UVa in Round 2 of the 2009 draft, but he never played again after blowing out his right knee for the second time in the 2011 preseason.
Sintim finished his NFL career with 33 tackles and one sack, and was a member of the 2011 Super Bowl champions.
"We are looking forward to having Clint on our defensive staff," UWA head coach Will Hall said in the school's release. "Being awarded this internship from the NFL and the NFL Players Association is a huge honor for our program."
"We're talking about adding a University of Virginia graduate, which speaks for itself, plus a second-round draft pick and a Super Bowl champion to our staff," Hall added. "What more can you say?"