OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ravens coach John Harbaugh wasted little time filling vacancies after his workers was raided by different NFL groups and faculty packages this offseason.
The Ravens have employed a number of new assistant coaches over the weekend and the workforce’s coaching advanced could have a special ambiance subsequent season.
This is a breakdown of the brand new hires.
— Jason Brooks, Assistant Defensive Line
Brooks, 43, joins the Ravens after most not too long ago serving because the line of defense coach for 2 years (2019-20) at Charleston Southern College. He has additionally held assistant positions with Colby School (2017-18) and Florida Worldwide (2013-16) and as an offensive assistant and offensive high quality management coach with the Ravens from 2009-13. Brooks additionally labored as a scouting assistant with the Miami Dolphins from 2007-08.
“Jason has frolicked with the Ravens group and understands first-hand the tradition of our workforce,” Harbaugh acknowledged. “His late father, Clarence – who is likely one of the greatest coaches I’ve had the chance to be round – was an incredible affect on his son in numerous methods. We’re excited to welcome Jason again to our teaching workers.”
In 2019, Brooks’ line of defense unit helped set a brand new CSU single-season sack report (35), whereas additionally posting the convention’s sixth-most tackles for loss (95) en route to a few Buccaneers defenders incomes first-team All-Massive South honors. Throughout his time main the defensive backs and particular groups unit at FIU, Brooks helped the Panthers’ secondary enhance from 11th to 3rd within the convention in whole protection from 2013-14. Additionally, in 2014, his secondary set a college report for interceptions returned for touchdowns (5) and ranked second nationally in defensive touchdowns (six).
As an offensive assistant with the Ravens, Brooks labored carefully with the workforce’s broad receivers and working backs. He was a part of a Ravens workforce that defeated San Francisco in Tremendous Bowl XLVII.
A graduate of Center Tennessee State College, Brooks served as a pupil assistant with the Blue Raiders, working primarily with the workforce’s working backs and particular groups unit.
Brooks’ late father, Clarence, was a longtime NFL and collegiate coach and served because the Ravens’ line of defense coach from 2005-15. Clarence remained in Baltimore as a senior defensive assistant earlier than passing away in 2016.
— Tee Martin, Vast Receivers
Martin, 42, involves Baltimore after most not too long ago serving as assistant head coach/passing recreation coordinator/broad receivers coach on the College of Tennessee (2019-20). He has additionally held assistant positions at Southern California (2012-18), Kentucky (2010-11) and New Mexico (2009). He started his teaching profession as passing recreation coordinator at Morehouse School in 2006.
“Tee is a pure, charismatic chief, whose vibrant offensive thoughts will profit our younger group of wideouts,” Harbaugh mentioned. “His historical past of teaching standout receivers on the collegiate stage will translate effectively to the NFL.”
A legendary Tennessee quarterback and 1998 nationwide champion, Martin loved a three-year enjoying profession within the NFL and two seasons within the CFL, earlier than becoming a member of the teaching ranks in 2006. Upon his return to Tennessee in 2019, Martin helped lead enhancements throughout the board for the offense, because the Volunteers noticed a rise in manufacturing in whole offense, passing yards, speeding yards, scoring and third-down conversions.
Whereas serving as offensive coordinator at USC in 2017, Martin helped the Trojans type the nation’s 13th-ranked offense, en path to successful the Pac-12 Championship and advancing to the Cotton Bowl.
All through his teaching profession, Martin has helped information and develop NFL broad receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster, Nelson Agholor, Robert Woods and Randall Cobb.
Along with his teaching profession, Martin additionally served as a coach for Nike and the Elite 11 Quarterback Camps.
— Jay Peterson, Assistant Linebackers
Peterson joins Baltimore’s workers after most not too long ago serving as linebackers coach at Wayne State (2019-20). A longtime collegiate coach, Peterson has additionally been part of staffs at Japanese Michigan (2014-18; 2004-08), Miami (Ohio) (2011-13; 1991-98), Illinois State (2009-10) and Northwestern (1999-2003). He additionally gained worthwhile expertise collaborating in NFL Minority Teaching Internships with the Bears (2001), Lions (1997) and Colts (1995).
“Jay is a confirmed collegiate coach who has a terrific potential to attach with and mentor his gamers,” Harbaugh acknowledged. “He’ll work effectively with Rob [Ryan] serving to information and additional develop our younger linebacker corps.”
Peterson coached the working backs at Japanese Michigan, the place in 2017, the speeding assault racked up 14 touchdowns and 1,560 yards. In 2016, EMU’s offense helped propel the workforce to its first bowl recreation look in 29 years after averaging 455.2 yards per recreation.
Throughout his time as Miami’s defensive coordinator/linebackers coach (2011-13), Peterson helped six of his defenders earn All-MAC honors in three seasons. He returned to his alma mater for a second tour in a training capability after initially performing as a standout working again on the college from 1980-83. Throughout his enjoying profession, Peterson rushed for two,874 yards, which rank fifth on Miami’s all-time profession speeding listing.
— Keith Williams, Cross Recreation Specialist
Williams has in depth expertise teaching broad receivers, a gaggle he’s guided for 18 years on the collegiate stage, together with with Nebraska from 2015-17. Extra not too long ago, he has labored as a private broad receivers coach for quite a lot of NFL gamers, together with Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams and Sammy Watkins, and likewise served because the broad receivers coach for the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Soccer in 2019.
“Keith has in depth expertise working as a private coach for among the NFL’s high broad receivers,” Harbaugh mentioned. “His offensive data – significantly within the passing recreation – and his potential to get the perfect out of his gamers aligns effectively with the values of our teaching workers.”
Following a enjoying profession with the Washington Soccer Staff, along with the CFL and WLAF, Williams first started teaching with Solano School in 2000. He has additionally held posts because the broad receivers coach for San Jose State (2001-04), San Jose Metropolis School (2005-08), Fresno State (2009-11) and Tulane (2012-14), earlier than becoming a member of Nebraska as broad receivers coach (2015-17).
Below Williams’ management in 2015, Nebraska’s broad receivers flourished, with the group combining for greater than 200 receptions, almost 2,800 yards and 23 touchdowns. That season, he helped Nebraska rank High 3 within the Massive Ten in passing offense, scoring offense, whole offense and third-down conversions.