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Ravens Hire Spagnuolo as Secondary Coach, Pariani as Tight Ends Coach

Updated: Wednesday, January 29 2014, 05:39 PM EST

The Baltimore Ravens named Steve Spagnuolo as their secondary coach and hired Brian Pariani as tight ends coach. The appointments were announced Wednesday afternoon, a day after the hire of former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak as Offensive Coordinator.

Spagnuolo was also named the team's assistant head coach.

Spagnuolo was hired as the Ravens' senior defensive assistant in 2013 prior to which he served as defensive coordinator for the Saints (2012) and head coach of the St. Louis Rams (2009-11). He also spent two seasons (2007-08) as the New York Giants' defensive coordinator.

"How fortunate are we to have a former NFL head coach, former defensive coordinator and secondary coach become the Ravens' coach for our defensive backs?" Harbaugh said. "Steve is one of the outstanding teachers in the NFL, and he already worked with our defensive staff and players last season as a senior assistant. Our players respect him, and a number of our veteran defensive backs recently said to me that they wanted Steve to coach them."

Pariani has spent the past eight years (2006-13) as the Houston Texans' tight ends coach while serving under Kubiak.

"Brian has earned a reputation as one of the NFL's top tight ends coaches, and we're excited that he was available and willing to join us," Harbaugh said. "Another factor that immediately makes him valuable to us is his familiarity with the offense we want to run. We are making changes on offense, and Brian will be able to help teach and implement them."

Ravens Hire Spagnuolo as Secondary Coach, Pariani as Tight Ends Coach


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