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Matt Weiss
Offensive Assistant
Age:
34
College:
Vanderbilt
Hometown:
New Haven, CT
Experience:
9

Biography

Matt Weiss is in his ninth year with the Ravens. After spending his first seven seasons on defense, Weiss works with the offense, supporting all areas of the Ravens’ attack. With a primary focus on assisting the quarterbacks, Weiss also continues to handle game management duties as assigned by head coach John Harbaugh. In 2015, Weiss served as the cornerbacks coach, aiding a defensive group that improved from 23rd in the NFL in pass defense the year before to 10th. The unit also finished first against the pass (183.3 ypg allowed) over the final eight games, with Jimmy Smith recording a career-high 3 INTs. Weiss spent the 2014 season as defensive quality control/linebackers assistant, working closely with Don Martindale (linebackers coach). Weiss was originally promoted in February 2012 to defensive quality control coach with responsibilities including finding tips and tendencies on opponents’ offenses, self-scouting the defense and drawing up the playbook.

Additional Coaching Highlights:Weiss began his NFL coaching career with the Ravens in 2009, spending three seasons as John Harbaugh’s assistant. In that role, he aided Harbaugh with administrative duties, worked in a defensive quality control capacity and supported the team’s secondary coaches. A Connecticut native, Weiss brought four years of experience to the Ravens from Stanford University, where he worked under then-Cardinal head coach Jim Harbaugh.

2009-16: (with Baltimore) 2016: Transitioned to the other side of the ball serving as offensive assistant and working primarily with Marty Mornhinweg and the quarterbacks...QB Joe Flacco threw for a franchise- and career-high 4,317 passing yards, also setting career highs in attempts (672), completions (436) and completion percentage (.64.9). 2015: Promoted to cornerbacks coach, where he helped coach the NFL’s eighth-ranked defense (337.4 ypg), which finished No. 2 overall (291.1 ypg) and No. 1 against the pass (183.3 ypg) over the season’s final eight games...CB Jimmy Smith led the unit and posted a career-high 3 INTs (including one returned for a TD). 2014: Promoted to defensive quality control/linebackers assistant...OLBs Elvis Dumervil (franchise record, 17) and Terrell Suggs (12) were the NFL’s top sack tandem...LB C.J. Mosley became the first rookie in team history to earn the Pro Bowl...Dumervil also made his fourth Pro Bowl. 2012: Responsible for breaking down opponents’ tendencies, self-scouting and assisting in the secondary...Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII, defeating the 49ers 34-31. 2011: Among other duties as the head coach’s assistant, Weiss compiled opponent scouting reports, assisted with scout teams in practice and monitored the breakdown of opponent tendencies...Weiss also served as a liaison for in-game coach’s challenges, which were successfully reversed on a career-best eight of 12 challenges (66.7%) during the regular season of Harbaugh’s tenure. 2010: Handled self-scouting of the defense and worked with the LBs in practice and meetings. 2009: Joined the Ravens’ coaching staff as head coach’s assistant and assisted then-secondary coach Chuck Pagano with the DBs.

2005-08: (with Stanford) 2008: Named the team’s defensive and special teams assistant…Helped the Cardinal finish 11th nationally in sacks per game (2.75). 2005-07: Worked with the defense and special teams as a graduate assistant while earning a master’s degree in liberal arts…Assisted with the defensive line (2007), LBs (2006) and DBs (2005) and was also responsible for all opponent offensive breakdowns, tendency reports and scouting reports, as well as the direction of the opponent offensive scout team during practice…Also worked closely with special teams coordinator D.J. Durkin (now head coach at Maryland) in all aspects of Stanford’s special teams, serving as the position coach for the kickers, punters and long snappers.

College:Was a punter at Vanderbilt (2001-04), where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and human organizational development (2005) and a master’s of liberal arts from Stanford (2008).

Personal:While an assistant football coach at Smyrna (TN) HS from 2003-04, he established a tutoring program to help student-athletes achieve NCAA eligibility…Played baseball and football at Hopkins School (New Haven, CT), and as quarterback, led the football team to its first-ever 12-0 record and New England Prep School Class C Championship his senior year…Matt and his wife, Melissa, have a son, Bo, and two daughters, Zuzana and Noema.

Matt Weiss is in his ninth year with the Ravens. After spending his first seven seasons on defense, Weiss works with the offense, supporting all areas of the Ravens’ attack. With a primary focus on assisting the quarterbacks, Weiss also continues to handle game management duties as assigned by head coach John Harbaugh. In 2015, Weiss served as the cornerbacks coach, aiding a defensive group that improved from 23rd in the NFL in pass defense the year before to 10th. The unit also finished first against the pass (183.3 ypg allowed) over the final eight games, with Jimmy Smith recording a career-high 3 INTs. Weiss spent the 2014 season as defensive quality control/linebackers assistant, working closely with Don Martindale (linebackers coach). Weiss was originally promoted in February 2012 to defensive quality control coach with responsibilities including finding tips and tendencies on opponents’ offenses, self-scouting the defense and drawing up the playbook.

Additional Coaching Highlights:Weiss began his NFL coaching career with the Ravens in 2009, spending three seasons as John Harbaugh’s assistant. In that role, he aided Harbaugh with administrative duties, worked in a defensive quality control capacity and supported the team’s secondary coaches. A Connecticut native, Weiss brought four years of experience to the Ravens from Stanford University, where he worked under then-Cardinal head coach Jim Harbaugh.

2009-16: (with Baltimore) 2016: Transitioned to the other side of the ball serving as offensive assistant and working primarily with Marty Mornhinweg and the quarterbacks...QB Joe Flacco threw for a franchise- and career-high 4,317 passing yards, also setting career highs in attempts (672), completions (436) and completion percentage (.64.9). 2015: Promoted to cornerbacks coach, where he helped coach the NFL’s eighth-ranked defense (337.4 ypg), which finished No. 2 overall (291.1 ypg) and No. 1 against the pass (183.3 ypg) over the season’s final eight games...CB Jimmy Smith led the unit and posted a career-high 3 INTs (including one returned for a TD). 2014: Promoted to defensive quality control/linebackers assistant...OLBs Elvis Dumervil (franchise record, 17) and Terrell Suggs (12) were the NFL’s top sack tandem...LB C.J. Mosley became the first rookie in team history to earn the Pro Bowl...Dumervil also made his fourth Pro Bowl. 2012: Responsible for breaking down opponents’ tendencies, self-scouting and assisting in the secondary...Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII, defeating the 49ers 34-31. 2011: Among other duties as the head coach’s assistant, Weiss compiled opponent scouting reports, assisted with scout teams in practice and monitored the breakdown of opponent tendencies...Weiss also served as a liaison for in-game coach’s challenges, which were successfully reversed on a career-best eight of 12 challenges (66.7%) during the regular season of Harbaugh’s tenure. 2010: Handled self-scouting of the defense and worked with the LBs in practice and meetings. 2009: Joined the Ravens’ coaching staff as head coach’s assistant and assisted then-secondary coach Chuck Pagano with the DBs.

2005-08: (with Stanford) 2008: Named the team’s defensive and special teams assistant…Helped the Cardinal finish 11th nationally in sacks per game (2.75). 2005-07: Worked with the defense and special teams as a graduate assistant while earning a master’s degree in liberal arts…Assisted with the defensive line (2007), LBs (2006) and DBs (2005) and was also responsible for all opponent offensive breakdowns, tendency reports and scouting reports, as well as the direction of the opponent offensive scout team during practice…Also worked closely with special teams coordinator D.J. Durkin (now head coach at Maryland) in all aspects of Stanford’s special teams, serving as the position coach for the kickers, punters and long snappers.

College:Was a punter at Vanderbilt (2001-04), where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and human organizational development (2005) and a master’s of liberal arts from Stanford (2008).

Personal:While an assistant football coach at Smyrna (TN) HS from 2003-04, he established a tutoring program to help student-athletes achieve NCAA eligibility…Played baseball and football at Hopkins School (New Haven, CT), and as quarterback, led the football team to its first-ever 12-0 record and New England Prep School Class C Championship his senior year…Matt and his wife, Melissa, have a son, Bo, and two daughters, Zuzana and Noema.

 

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