The Baltimore Ravens have hired former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Don Martindale to become the team’s new linebackers coach, according to the Denver Post.
Martindale, 48, replaces Dean Pees, who was promoted to defensive coordinator after Chuck Pagano departed to become the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.
Martindale was the defensive coordinator for one season in Denver (2010) and he also previously coached in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders and at the collegiate level at Defiance College, Notre Dame, Cincinnati and Western Kentucky.
He coached with John Harbaugh for one season at Cincinnati in 1996, when Harbaugh was the assistant head coach. At Western Kentucky in 2002, Martindale worked under Harbaugh’s father, Jack, as the inside linebackers coach and special teams coach.
“He’s known for his hard work, intelligence and thorough teaching, and his players have always responded well to his coaching,” John Harbaugh said, via BaltimoreRavens.com. “He’ll earn the respect of our players. I’m confident about that.”