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Mike Macdonald
Defensive Backs Coach
College:
Georgia
Hometown:
Boston, MA
Experience:
4

Biography

Mike Macdonald was promoted to defensive backs coach in 2017 after spending the 2015-16 seasons as a defensive assistant. Macdonald, who is in his fourth year with the Ravens, worked with then-secondary coach and current Bills’ defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier in 2016, helping guide a unit that finished seventh overall (322.1 ypg) and produced a league-leading (tied, KC & SD) 18 interceptions. During the 2015 campaign, Macdonald worked with then-inside linebackers coach Don Martindale after helping with the secondary as a defensive coaching intern in 2014. Macdonald was a graduate assistant at Georgia (2011-13) while earning his master’s in sports management.

2014-16: (with Baltimore) 2016: Assisted defensive backs coach Chris Hewitt and secondary coach Leslie Frazier, working with a secondary that helped the Ravens' defense finish first in the league with 18 INTs (tied with SD and KC)...S Eric Weddle earned his fourth-career Pro Bowl nod in his first year with the Ravens after posting 89 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF and a team-leading 4 INTs (tied, LB C.J. Mosley)...The Ravens had eight different players intercept at least one pass, and their defense finished ranked seventh overall (322.1 ypg) 2015: A: Assisted inside linebackers coach Don Martindale in mentoring ILBs Daryl Smith and C.J. Mosley, who combined to produce the NFL’s second-most tackles (493) between teammates during the 2014-15 seasons...Smith’s team-leading 121 total stops ranked 10th in the league...Named defensive assistant. 2014: Worked with a secondary that battled injuries (six DBs were placed on Injured Reserve) to help Baltimore allow the NFL’s sixth-fewest points (18.9 ppg) and eighth-fewest yards (336.9) per game...Entered the NFL ranks as a Ravens' coaching intern (defense).

2011-13: (with Georgia) 2013:Helped mentor ILB Ramik Wilson, who earned first-team All-SEC honors by media and coaches after posting a conference-leading 133 total tackles, including 11 TFL. 2012: Helped guide a Georgia defense that allowed 175.6 passing yards and 19.6 points per game, ranking eighth and 18th, respectively, in the nation. 2011: Named defensive graduate assistant following the spring game and helped produce one of the nation’s top-ranked units in total (277.0 ypg, fifth), pass (176.0, 10th) and rush (101.2, 11th) defense...Originally joined the Bulldogs as a student assistant in May 2010, helping coach and coordinate offensive scout team during his first season...Worked primarily with OLBs before shifting to ILBs during the 2011 spring practice.

2008-09: (with Cedar Shoals – Athens, GA – HS) While attending Georgia, coached the linebackers and running backs under head coach Xarvia Smith, for whom he played at Centennial (Roswell, GA) HS...Earned the staff’s Coach of the Year award following his first season with the Jaguars.

College: Graduated summa cum laude with a finance degree from Georgia’s Terry College of Business in 2010...Earned his master’s degree in sports management from Georgia in 2013, while serving as safeties and defensive quality control coach for the Bulldogs.

Personal: Was a two-sport (football and baseball) athlete at Centennial (Roswell, GA) HS.

Mike Macdonald was promoted to defensive backs coach in 2017 after spending the 2015-16 seasons as a defensive assistant. Macdonald, who is in his fourth year with the Ravens, worked with then-secondary coach and current Bills’ defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier in 2016, helping guide a unit that finished seventh overall (322.1 ypg) and produced a league-leading (tied, KC & SD) 18 interceptions. During the 2015 campaign, Macdonald worked with then-inside linebackers coach Don Martindale after helping with the secondary as a defensive coaching intern in 2014. Macdonald was a graduate assistant at Georgia (2011-13) while earning his master’s in sports management.

2014-16: (with Baltimore) 2016: Assisted defensive backs coach Chris Hewitt and secondary coach Leslie Frazier, working with a secondary that helped the Ravens' defense finish first in the league with 18 INTs (tied with SD and KC)...S Eric Weddle earned his fourth-career Pro Bowl nod in his first year with the Ravens after posting 89 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF and a team-leading 4 INTs (tied, LB C.J. Mosley)...The Ravens had eight different players intercept at least one pass, and their defense finished ranked seventh overall (322.1 ypg) 2015: A: Assisted inside linebackers coach Don Martindale in mentoring ILBs Daryl Smith and C.J. Mosley, who combined to produce the NFL’s second-most tackles (493) between teammates during the 2014-15 seasons...Smith’s team-leading 121 total stops ranked 10th in the league...Named defensive assistant. 2014: Worked with a secondary that battled injuries (six DBs were placed on Injured Reserve) to help Baltimore allow the NFL’s sixth-fewest points (18.9 ppg) and eighth-fewest yards (336.9) per game...Entered the NFL ranks as a Ravens' coaching intern (defense).

2011-13: (with Georgia) 2013:Helped mentor ILB Ramik Wilson, who earned first-team All-SEC honors by media and coaches after posting a conference-leading 133 total tackles, including 11 TFL. 2012: Helped guide a Georgia defense that allowed 175.6 passing yards and 19.6 points per game, ranking eighth and 18th, respectively, in the nation. 2011: Named defensive graduate assistant following the spring game and helped produce one of the nation’s top-ranked units in total (277.0 ypg, fifth), pass (176.0, 10th) and rush (101.2, 11th) defense...Originally joined the Bulldogs as a student assistant in May 2010, helping coach and coordinate offensive scout team during his first season...Worked primarily with OLBs before shifting to ILBs during the 2011 spring practice.

2008-09: (with Cedar Shoals – Athens, GA – HS) While attending Georgia, coached the linebackers and running backs under head coach Xarvia Smith, for whom he played at Centennial (Roswell, GA) HS...Earned the staff’s Coach of the Year award following his first season with the Jaguars.

College: Graduated summa cum laude with a finance degree from Georgia’s Terry College of Business in 2010...Earned his master’s degree in sports management from Georgia in 2013, while serving as safeties and defensive quality control coach for the Bulldogs.

Personal: Was a two-sport (football and baseball) athlete at Centennial (Roswell, GA) HS.

 

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