The Baltimore Ravens have added John Matsko as offensive line coach and Wilbert Montgomery as the team's new running backs coach. Head coach John Harbaugh made the announcement today.
Matsko, who joins the Ravens after two seasons coaching the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive line, has over 30 years of experience coaching on the NFL and NCAA levels. Over his outstanding career, he has tutored a number of Pro Bowl linemen as well as coached seven years (1999-2005) for the high-powered St. Louis Rams' offense.
"John is an old school football coach, who at the same time, is at the forefront of teaching offensive line play," said head coach John Harbaugh. "He's a leader and has a tremendous track record, but his forte has always been developing offensive linemen."
"I'm really excited about the opportunity to work with Mr. Bisciotti, Dick Cass, Ozzie Newsome and John Harbaugh," said Matsko. "I was amazed with the Ravens' facility, but more impressed by the quality of people in the building and their leadership. I'm looking forward to working with our good mix of young talent and veterans on the offensive line."
Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron spoke highly of Matsko's background: "He brings a wealth of experience and success coaching in our offensive system. He will do a great job with our offensive line as well as helping develop our young linemen."
Montgomery followed an exceptional nine-year NFL playing career as a running back, primarily for the Philadelphia Eagles, with a successful 12-year coaching career in the NFL. Most recently with the Detroit Lions (2006-07), Montgomery spent nine years tutoring the St. Louis Rams' running backs (1997-99, 2003-05) and tight ends (2000-02) for one of the most prolific offenses in NFL history.
"We're excited to have him. He has played and coached in our offensive system and has a tremendous amount of experience and expertise at the running back position," said offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. "He's helped develop guys like [Pro Bowlers] Marshall Faulk and Steven Jackson, and he'll do a great job of developing all of our running backs."
"I couldn't be happier to be here with the Ravens and their winning tradition," said Montgomery. "I'm looking forward to a fresh start, fresh faces and a new outlook. I believe we will be an electrifying offense, and with our defense and special teams play, there will be some exciting football."
"We're looking forward to Wilbert leading our running back group," said head coach John Harbaugh. "He brings considerable experience and knowledge to the position and offensive system. Players will have a chance to thrive under Wilbert's leadership."