T.J. Weist

Special Teams Coach

College: Alabama

Hometown: Bay City, MI

Experience: 4 years


T.J. Weist (pronounced WEEST), who joined the Ravens in 2018 as a coaching analyst, is in his third year working with the Ravens' exceptional special teams units. The Ravens posted a 26.7 KOR average in 2020, ranking as the NFL's second-best mark. Baltimore's special teams also produced the No. 4 opponent average starting field position (24.2) on kickoffs. In 2019, the Ravens won a second-straight AFC North title and produced a franchise-best 14-2 record. Baltimore is the first NFL stop for Weist, whose coaching career spans three decades and several colleges, including Western Kentucky, where he coached under John Harbaugh's father, Jack, for one season (2002). Weist later served as a senior offensive analyst on Jim Harbaugh's Michigan staff in 2015. Among other stops in his career, Weist coached at Connecticut, where he served as interim head coach for part of 2013, and at South Florida, where he was also named interim head coach prior to the Bulls' 2016 Birmingham Bowl game. Over 28 years coaching in the collegiate ranks, Weist guided several receivers who then played in the NFL, including Derrick Alexander, Desmond Howard and Amani Toomer at Michigan; Antwaan Randle El and Courtney Roby at Indiana; Armon Binns, former Raven Chris Moore (Texans) and Kenbrell Thompkins at Cincinnati; Geremy Davis at UConn; Rodney Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Packers) at USF.