MIKE MACDONALD re-joined the Ravens as defensive coordinator in 2022 after spending the 2021 season as Michigan's defensive coordinator. Prior to his time with the Wolverines, Macdonald spent seven seasons (2014-20) in Baltimore, serving as a linebackers coach (2018-20), defensive backs coach (2017), defensive assistant (2015-16) and defensive coaching intern (2014).
- In 2022, Baltimore boasted a Top 5 defense in multiple categories, including the NFL's No. 3 unit in points allowed per game (18.5)...The Ravens were also third against the run (92.1) and in defensive red zone TD% (46.4), while finishing fourth on third down (34.9%)...Baltimore allowed the NFL's ninth-fewest yards per game (324.3), tied with Tampa Bay...The defense also allowed the NFL's second-fewest total TDs (32, tied w/ Buf. & Cin.), while permitting the fewest 20+ yard TDs (5, tied w/ Cin.)...CB Marlon Humphrey and ILB Roquan Smith were each named to the Pro Bowl.
- In 2021, his lone season coordinating Michigan's defense, Macdonald helped guide the Wolverines to their first Big Ten title since 2004 and an appearance in the College Football Playoff semifinals.
- Leading the defense in Ann Arbor (2021), Macdonald's unit posted the nation's No. 8 scoring defense (17.4 ppg), while finishing 20th in yards per game allowed (330.9) and 11th in red zone TD efficiency (45.7%)...Macdonald also played an instrumental role in the standout performance of No. 2 overall pick DE Aidan Hutchinson, who earned first-team All-America honors and was a Heisman Trophy finalist, after producing a career-high and single-season school record 14 sacks.
- From 2018-20, Macdonald led a Ravens linebackers corps that helped Baltimore produce the NFL's No. 1 overall defense (307.8 ypg) during that span, while also permitting the league's fewest points per game (18.2)...LBs Matthew Judon (2019-20) and C.J. Mosley (2018) earned Pro Bowl nods under Macdonald's tutelage.
- In 2020, Baltimore allowed the NFL's second-fewest points (18.9) and seventh-fewest yards (329.8) per game...The Ravens also owned the No. 2 third-down defense (34.0%) and produced a league-high 25 FFs.
- The Ravens upheld their strong defensive tradition in 2019, allowing the NFL's third-fewest points (17.6) and fourth-fewest net yards (300.6) per game...Baltimore also ranked fifth against the run (93.4 ypg) and No. 6 vs. the pass (207.2 ypg), en route to a franchise-best 14-2 record and second-straight AFC North Division title.
- In 2018 the Ravens produced the NFL's No. 1 defense, allowing 292.9 yards per game, while also permitting the league's second-fewest points per game (17.9).
- Alongside secondary coach Chris Hewitt in 2017, Macdonald helped guide a defensive backfield that contributed to the NFL's most INTs (22) and takeaways (34)...Baltimore also finished second in the league in both defensive passer rating (72.4) and defensive TDs (5), and its 3 shutout performances were the most in a season since the 2003 Patriots.
- In 2016, Macdonald helped guide a unit that finished seventh overall (322.1 ypg) and produced a league-leading (tied, KC & SD) 18 INTs.
2022: (with Baltimore) Baltimore boasted a Top 5 defense in multiple categories, including the NFL's No. 3 unit in points allowed per game (18.5)...The Ravens were also third against the run (92.1) and in defensive red zone TD% (46.4), while finishing fourth on third down (34.9%)...Baltimore allowed the NFL's ninth-fewest yards per game (324.3), tied with Tampa Bay...The defense also allowed the NFL's second-fewest total TDs (32, tied w/ Buf. & Cin.), while permitting the fewest 20+ yard TDs (5, tied w/ Cin.)...CB Marlon Humphrey and ILB Roquan Smith were each named to the Pro Bowl...After acquiring Smith via trade from Chicago in Week 9, Baltimore allowed the NFL's second-fewest points per game (14.7) and the third-fewest yards per contest (288.8).
2021: (with Michigan) In his lone season coordinating Michigan's defense, Macdonald helped guide the Wolverines to their first Big Ten title since 2004 and an appearance in the College Football Playoff semifinals...While in Ann Arbor, Macdonald's unit was the nation's No. 8 scoring defense (17.4 ppg), while finishing 20th in yards per game allowed (330.9) and 11th in red zone touchdown efficiency (45.7%)...Macdonald also played an instrumental role in the standout performance of DE Aidan Hutchinson, who earned first-team All-America honors and was a Heisman Trophy finalist after producing a career-high and single-season school record 14 sacks.
2014-20: (with Baltimore) 2020: Baltimore allowed the NFL's second-fewest points (18.9) and seventh-fewest yards (329.8) per game, while owning the No. 2 third-down defense (34.0%) and producing a league-high 25 FFs...Baltimore's 34 scrimmage TDs allowed were the NFL's second fewest (LAR, 29), while their 116 QBHs tied (TB) for the league's second most (Pit., 136)...OLB Matthew Judon earned his second-straight Pro Bowl nod. 2019: Defense allowed the NFL's third-fewest points (17.6) and fourth-fewest net yards (300.6) per game...Also ranked fifth against the run (93.4 ypg) and No. 6 vs. the pass (207.2 ypg), en route to a franchise-best 14-2 record and second-straight AFC North division title...Judon, who led the team with a career-high 9.5 sacks, earned his first Pro Bowl nod. 2018: Behind LB C.J. Mosley, who was named to his fourth Pro Bowl, Baltimore boasted the NFL's No. 1 defense, allowing 292.9 yards per game, and permitted the league's second-fewest points per game (17.9)...Emerging LB Patrick Onwuasor ranked fourth on the team in tackles (54), adding 5.5 sacks, 2 FFs (both returned for TDs by CB Tavon Young) and 1 INT...Ravens won the AFC North title in Macdonald's first season as LBs coach. 2017: The Ravens' defense led the league with both 22 INTs and 34 forced turnovers...Baltimore finished second in the NFL in defensive passer rating (72.4) and defensive TDs (5)...The Ravens allowed 18.9 points per game (sixth in NFL) and recorded 3 shutouts, which was the most in a season since the 2003 Patriots...S Eric Weddle earned his second-straight Pro Bowl nod after posting a team-high 6 INTs. 2016: Worked with a secondary that helped the Ravens' defense finish first in the league with 18 INTs (tied with SD and KC)...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-high 4 INTs (tied, Mosley)...The Ravens had eight different players intercept at least one pass. 2015: Assisted ILBs coach Don Martindale in mentoring LBs 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 NFL. 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 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 after 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 and his wife, Stephanie, were married in 2021.
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