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Ravens hire David Culley as new assistant head coach

David Culley
Posted at 3:02 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 15:02:08-05

BALTIMORE — Following their first playoff season in years, the Ravens have announced a new assistant head coach who will also be the receivers and passing coordinator.

“We are very pleased to add David Culley to our staff,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “He is highly respected throughout the league as a teacher, game-planner and motivator. As [offensive coordinator] Greg [Roman] and I moved forward with a review and preview of our offense, we both wanted to add the very best coach in this area possible. With David joining us, we have done that. His overall NFL and coaching experience and abilities will help us immensely.”

Culley is 63-year-old and has spent the last 26 years coaching in the NFL. For the last two seasons he was the Buffalo Bills' quarterbacks coach, and before that he was the assistant head coach and wide receivers coach with the Kansas City Chiefs.

And this is not the first time Culley and Harbaugh have worked together. Culley coached alongside Harbaugh for nine seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2007. His NFL coaching career has also included stops as wide receivers coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1996-98) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1994-95). Before entering the NFL, he spent 16 years coaching in the collegiate ranks.

While he was with the Bills, he coached rookie QB Josh Allen who ended up breaking the franchise record for most total touchdowns produced by a Bills rookie quarterback (18), most single-game rushing yards by a quarterback (135), most single-season rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (8), and most single-season rushing yards by a quarterback (631).

Culley is from Sparta, Tennessee and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in health and physical education. David and his wife, Carolyn, have two children, Monty and Jessie.