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Teryl Austin
Secondary
Age:
49
College:
Pittsburgh
Hometown:
Sharon, PA
Experience:
9

Biography

Teryl Austin is in his third year as the Ravens’ secondary coach. A 22-year coaching veteran, including nine seasons as a defensive backs coach in the NFL with Baltimore, Arizona and Seattle, Austin had a one-year stint as the University of Florida’s defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach in 2010.

Austin, who has mentored some of the NFL’s top defensive backs with the Ravens,Cardinals and Seahawks, helped guide all three teams to recent Super Bowl appearances (Seattle in 2005, Arizona in 2008 and Baltimore in 2012), capped off by his first victory with Baltimore in Super Bowl XLVII. He has been successful coaching the secondary both at top collegiate programs and at the NFL level. While Austin was a senior (1987) safety at the University of Pittsburgh, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was early in his coaching career, tutoring the Panthers’ TEs.

Teryl Austin is in his third year as the Ravens’ secondary coach. A 22-year coaching veteran, including nine seasons as a defensive backs coach in the NFL with Baltimore, Arizona and Seattle, Austin had a one-year stint as the University of Florida’s defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach in 2010. Austin, who has mentored some of the NFL’s top defensive backs with the Ravens,Cardinals and Seahawks, helped guide all three teams to recent Super Bowl appearances (Seattle in 2005, Arizona in 2008 and Baltimore in 2012), capped off by his first victory with Baltimore in Super Bowl XLVII. He has been successful coaching the secondary both at top collegiate programs and at the NFL level. While Austin was a senior (1987) safety at the University of Pittsburgh, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was early in his coaching career, tutoring the Panthers’ TEs.

2011-12: (with Baltimore)2012:In his second season with the Ravens’ staff, Baltimore was stout in the red zone with the defensive unit permitting a 43.4-percent touchdown efficiency mark, ranking as the NFL’s second-best figure...S Ed Reed, whose 61 career interceptions are first among active players (10th best all time), set the NFL mark with his 1,541 career interception return yards...Reed hauled in his ninth-career postseason theft in Super Bowl XLVII, giving him the most among active NFL players and tying (three different players) for most of all time...Under Austin’s tutelage, Reed and CB Cary Williams led the Ravens with four interceptions each...Reed earned his ninth career Pro Bowl nod.

2011: In Austin’s first year guiding the secondary, the Ravens allowed the NFL’s fewest passing TDs with 11 (Jets were second at 15)...Defense allowed the third-fewest points (16.6 ppg) in the NFL for the fourth-consecutive season, tying an NFL record of being in the Top 3.

2010: (with Florida)With Austin at the helm of Florida’s defense, the Gators recorded 22 INTs, fourth most in the nation...Returning four of those thefts for TDs, Florida also produced the most INT return yards (538), while S Ahmad Black ranked No. 1 individually with 171 yards...Ravens first-round pick in 2012, S Matt Elam, recorded 22 tackles and was one of six true freshman to play in all 13 games under Austin...In conference games, the Gators led the SEC in total defense, yielding just 310.8 yards per game, including 175.5 through the air.

2007-09: (with Arizona)2009:Three DBs earned the Pro Bowl: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, S Antrel Rolle and S Adrian Wilson. 2008:Mentored 2008 first-round pick Rodgers-Cromartie, who led the Cardinals with 4 INTs in the regular season and added 2 more in the playoffs during Arizona’s run to Super Bowl XLIII. 2007: Austin’s secondary helped the Cardinals lead the NFL in INT-TDs (6) and in return yardage (551).

2003-06: (with Seattle)Played a key role in the development of the Seahawks’ young secondary, which was comprised mostly of draft choices...Mentoring CB Marcus Trufant (first round, 2003), S Ken Hamlin (second round, 2003), S Michael Boulware (second round, 2004) and CB Kelly Jennings (first round, 2006), Seattle produced 67 INTs during Austin’s four seasons, tying for the NFL’s 10th most in that span.

1999-2002: (with Michigan) Defensive backs coach for the Wolverines...Mentored NFL talents Marlin Jackson and Cato June.

1996-98: (with Syracuse) Coached defensive backs...Guided a number of future NFL defenders including Will Allen, Keith Bulluck, Donovin Darius and Tebucky Jones.

1993-95: (with Wake Forest)Tutored defensive backs.

1991-92:(with Penn State)Entered the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant.

COLLEGE: A three-year starter and four-year letterman at Pittsburgh (1984-87), Austin earned his bachelor’s degree in communications (‘88).

PERSONAL: Austin attended training camps of the Washington Redskins and Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) before playing for the Montreal Machine of the World League of American Football in 1991...Attended Sharon (PA) HS... Austin and his wife, April, have five children: sons Tyler, Trey and Torin, and daughters Alexa and Alivia.

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