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Jim Caldwell
Offensive Coordinator
Age:
59
College:
Iowa
Hometown:
Beloit, WI
Experience:
13

Biography

Jim Caldwell, a 36- year coaching veteran, joined the Ravens as the team’s quarterbacks coach in February 2012 and was elevated to offensive coordinator on Dec. 10. Caldwell,who has extensive experience mentoring NFL quarterbacks,made an immediate impact in Baltimore. QB Joe Flacco, who was named Super Bowl XLVII MVP, was masterful during the Ravens’ 2012 playoff run, completing 73 of 126 passes for 1,140 yards, 11 TDs and 0 INTs (117.2 rating). He joined Hall of Fame QB Joe Montana (1989) as the only players to produce 11 TDs and 0 INTs during an NFL postseason. Caldwell arrived in Baltimore after coaching the last 10 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, including the previous three as head coach. In his first year at the helm (2009), he led the Colts to the AFC Championship and a berth in Super Bowl XLIV. Caldwell, who earned a Super Bowl ring (2006) with Indy,spent six seasons tutoring one of the NFL’s all-time great QBs, Peyton Manning. During the course of Caldwell’s time in Indianapolis, the Colts achieved much success, tying an NFL record with nine-consecutive playoff appearances and winning six AFC South division titles. The Colts annually had one of the NFL’s most prolific offenses, finishing in the Top 3 in scoring offense for five-straight seasons (2003-07). Caldwell, who also has an extensive background on the collegiate level, spent eight years as Wake Forest’s head coach.

Jim Caldwell, a 36- year coaching veteran, joined the Ravens as the team’s quarterbacks coach in February 2012 and was elevated to offensive coordinator on Dec. 10. Caldwell,who has extensive experience mentoring NFL quarterbacks,made an immediate impact in Baltimore. QB Joe Flacco, who was named Super Bowl XLVII MVP, was masterful during the Ravens’ 2012 playoff run, completing 73 of 126 passes for 1,140 yards, 11 TDs and 0 INTs (117.2 rating). He joined Hall of Fame QB Joe Montana (1989) as the only players to produce 11 TDs and 0 INTs during an NFL postseason. Caldwell arrived in Baltimore after coaching the last 10 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, including the previous three as head coach. In his first year at the helm (2009), he led the Colts to the AFC Championship and a berth in Super Bowl XLIV. Caldwell, who earned a Super Bowl ring (2006) with Indy,spent six seasons tutoring one of the NFL’s all-time great QBs, Peyton Manning. During the course of Caldwell’s time in Indianapolis, the Colts achieved much success, tying an NFL record with nine-consecutive playoff appearances and winning six AFC South division titles. The Colts annually had one of the NFL’s most prolific offenses, finishing in the Top 3 in scoring offense for five-straight seasons (2003-07). Caldwell, who also has an extensive background on the collegiate level, spent eight years as Wake Forest’s head coach.

2012: (with Baltimore) Joined the Ravens as quarterbacks coach, but was elevated to offensive coordinator on Dec. 10...Under Caldwell (seven games, 5-2 record), offense averaged 400.6 yards per contest (146.4 rushing and 254.1 passing) and 27.3 points per game...Also during that span, QB Joe Flacco completed 122 of 210 passes (58.1%) for 1,737 yards, 15 TDs and just 1 INT (106.8 passer rating)...During playoffs, en route to a Super Bowl XLVII victory, Ravens averaged 410.3 yards of offense, scored 31.0 points per game and posted a 71.4 red zone TD scoring percentage.

2002-11: (with Indianapolis) Guided perennial Pro Bowl QB Peyton Manning, serving as his QBs coach during a six-season span (2002-07) when Manning produced NFL highs in completions (2,482), completion percentage (66.5), passing yards (29,210), passing TDs (222) and passer rating (100.5)...Guided Manning to three of his four NFL MVP awards, including in 2004, when he threw for a career-high 49 TDs (only 10 INTs) and set a single-season personal-best 121.1 QB rating (second-best mark in NFL history)...During Caldwell’s time in Indianapolis, the Colts earned a trip to the postseason nine-straight seasons. 2006: Colts won Super Bowl XLI, and Manning earned the game’s MVP. 2004: Manning set team mark with 49 TDs en route to his second NFL MVP award. 2002: Joined Colts as the team’s quarterbacks coach.

2001: (with Tampa Bay) Joined the Buccaneers to coach their quarterbacks in his first NFL stint...QB Brad Johnson set a then-team single-season mark with 340 pass completions.

1993-2000: (with Wake Forest) His first head-coaching assignment was with the Demon Deacons...During his tenure, Wake Forest’s passing offense ranked in the NCAA’s Top 25  four times, including 10th in 1995. 1999: Led team to its first winning season and bowl game (Aloha) since ‘92.

1986-92 (with Penn State) Tutored QB Kerry Collins as quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator. 1986: Joined the Nittany Lions as wide receivers coach, helping PSU earn a National Championship.

1985: (with Louisville) Coached the defensive backs.

1982-84: (with Colorado) 1984: Guided the Buffaloes’ quarterbacks and wide receivers. 1982: Joined the Colorado staff as the outside linebackers coach.

1981: (with Northwestern) Served as the Wildcats’ defensive backs coach.

1978-80: (with Southern Illinois) 1980: Promoted to defensive coordinator. 1978: Hired as the Salukis’ defensive backs coach.

1977: (with Iowa) Served as a graduate assistant on the Hawkeyes’ staff.

College: Earned bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Iowa…Was a four-year starter as a defensive back (1973-76) for the Hawkeyes.

Personal: Attended Beloit Memorial (Beloit, WI) HS…Jim and his wife, Cheryl, have three sons: Jimmy, Jermaine and Jared, and one daughter: Natalie.

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