Ravens promote Spagnuolo, hire Pariani
Steve Spagnuolo (AP/Seth Perlman)

Posted Jan 31, 2014


The Ravens promoted Steve Spagnuolo to coach defensive backs and hired Brian Pariani to coach tight ends.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have hired Steve Spagnuolo to be their secondary coach and assistant head coach.

Spagnuolo became Baltimore's senior defensive assistant in 2013. Before then, he was defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints in 2012 and coach of the St. Louis Rams from 2009-11. Spagnuolo also spent two seasons as the New York Giants' defensive coordinator, in 2007 and 2008.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of Spagnuolo: "Steve is one of the outstanding teachers in the NFL."

Coach John Harbaugh also hired Brian Pariani to be tight ends coach.

Pariani spent the past eight years as the Houston Texans' tight ends coach under Gary Kubiak, who was hired on Monday to be Baltimore's offensive coordinator.





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