T.J. Weist

Special Teams Coach

College: Alabama

Hometown: Bay City, MI

Experience: 6 years


T.J. WEIST (pronounced WEEST) joined the Ravens as a coaching analyst in 2018 and is in his fourth year working with the special teams unit. Baltimore is the first NFL stop for Weist, whose coaching career spans three decades, several colleges and includes stints at Connecticut (2013) and South Florida (2016) in which he was appointed interim head coach.

  • In the annual special teams DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) ratings from Football Outsiders, a popular metric for analyzing and comparing each play to the league average based on a number of variables, Baltimore's special teams finished ninth in Weist's first year with the group (2019) and has posted a Top 3 mark each season since, with a No. 3 ranking in 2022, No. 1 ranking in 2021 and No. 2 ranking in 2020.
  • Guided NFL WRs Derrick Alexander, Desmond Howard and Amani Toomer at Michigan; Antwaan Randle El and Courtney Roby at Indiana; Armon Binns, Chris Moore (Titans) and Kenbrell Thompkins at Cincinnati; Geremy Davis at UConn; Rodney Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Chiefs) at USF.

2018-22: (with Baltimore) 2022: K Justin Tucker scored a franchise-record and career-high 142 points, while making an NFL-high 37 FGs, en route to his sixth-career Pro Bowl...WR Devin Duvernay was selected as the AFC Pro Bowl return specialist, and LS Nick Moore was named a second-team All-Pro. 2021: Tucker led the league in FG% (94.6) and connected on an NFL-record 66-yard game-winner at Det. (9/26)...Duvernay finished atop the NFL in PR average (13.8) and ranked No. 7 in KOR average (24.1)...Tucker and Duvernay earned Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro honors. 2020: Ravens ranked No. 2 with a 26.7 KOR average and No. 4 in opponent average starting field position (24.2) on KORs…LS Morgan Cox and Tucker each earned Pro Bowl honors for the second-straight season. 2019: Ravens posted a franchise-best 14-2 record and their second-straight AFC North title...Tucker – 28-of-29 (96.6%) FGAs – and Cox earned Pro Bowl honors. 2018: Ravens won the AFC North...Weist provided support for the offensive staff, completed opponent tendency reports and assisted with running backs.

2016: (with South Florida) Hired as co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach by Willie Taggart...Was named interim head coach for the 2016 Birmingham Bowl, where South Florida defeated South Carolina, 46-39, in OT.

2015: (with Michigan) Under Jim Harbaugh, was the Wolverines' senior offensive assistant for one season.

2013: (with Connecticut) Spent one season with the Huskies, becoming interim head coach midway through the campaign.

2010-12: (with Cincinnati) Spent three seasons as the Bearcats' wide receivers coach.

2002-09: (with Western Kentucky) Held several positions after being hired by Jack Harbaugh in 2002, a season in which he coached wide receivers and running backs for the Division I-AA National Champions.

1994-2001: (with multiple colleges) Spent time guiding mostly WRs in college, including at Indiana from 1997-2001, serving on the same staff as John Harbaugh in his first season.

1990-93: (with Michigan) Earned his first official coaching role under head coach Gary Moeller...Guided wide receivers.

1988-89: (with Alabama) Began his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater.

COLLEGE: Played WR for Alabama (1984-87), graduating in 1988 with a B.S. in health and physical education and 1989 with a master's degree in exercise physiology.

PERSONAL: Attended All Saints (Bay City, MI) HS...T.J. and his wife, Karen, have a son, James (15), and twin daughters, Karrington and Samantha (8).