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Matt Weiss
Defensive Assistant
Age:
31
College:
Vanderbilt/Stanford
Hometown:
New Haven, CT
Experience:
5

Biography

Matt Weiss began his NFL coaching career with the Ravens in 2009, spending three seasons as the head coach’s assistant. In February 2012, he was promoted to defensive quality control coach with responsibilities in finding tips and tendencies on opponent’s offense, self-scouting the defense and drawing the playbook. In his previous role, Weiss aided head coach John Harbaugh with administrative duties, worked in a defensive quality control capacity, and supported the team’s secondary coaches. A Connecticut native, Weiss brought four years of experience to the Ravens from Stanford University, where he worked under then-Cardinal head coach Jim Harbaugh, John’s younger brother.

2009-12: (with Baltimore)2012: As the defensive quality control coach, Weiss was responsible for breaking down opponents’ tendencies, self-scouting and assisting secondary coach Teryl Austin. 2011: Among other duties as the head coach’s assistant, Weiss compiled opponent scoutingreports, assisted with scout teams in practice and monitored the breakdown of opponent tendencies...Weiss also served as a liaison for in-game coach’s challenges, which were successfully reversed on a career-best eight of 12 challenges (66.7%) during the regular season under Harbaugh’s tenure.2010: Handled self-scouting of the defense and worked with the LBs in practice and meetings. 2009: Joined the Ravens’coaching staff as head coach’s assistant and assisted then-secondary coach Chuck Pagano with the DBs.

Matt Weiss began his NFL coaching career with the Ravens in 2009, spending three seasons as the head coach’s assistant. In February 2012, he was promoted to defensive quality control coach with responsibilities in finding tips and tendencies on opponent’s offense, self-scouting the defense and drawing the playbook. In his previous role, Weiss aided head coach John Harbaugh with administrative duties, worked in a defensive quality control capacity, and supported the team’s secondary coaches. A Connecticut native, Weiss brought four years of experience to the Ravens from Stanford University, where he worked under then-Cardinal head coach Jim Harbaugh, John’s younger brother.

2009-12: (with Baltimore)2012: As the defensive quality control coach, Weiss was responsible for breaking down opponents’ tendencies, self-scouting and assisting secondary coach Teryl Austin. 2011: Among other duties as the head coach’s assistant, Weiss compiled opponent scoutingreports, assisted with scout teams in practice and monitored the breakdown of opponent tendencies...Weiss also served as a liaison for in-game coach’s challenges, which were successfully reversed on a career-best eight of 12 challenges (66.7%) during the regular season under Harbaugh’s tenure.2010: Handled self-scouting of the defense and worked with the LBs in practice and meetings. 2009: Joined the Ravens’coaching staff as head coach’s assistant and assisted then-secondary coach Chuck Pagano with the DBs.

2005-08: (with Stanford)2008: Named the team’s defensive and special teams assistant...Helped the Cardinal defense finish 11th nationally in sacks per game (2.75). 2005-07: Worked with the defense and special teams as a graduate assistant while earning a master’s degree in liberal arts... Assisted with the defensive line (2007), linebackers (2006)and defensive backs (2005) and was also responsible for all opponent offensive breakdowns, tendency reports and scouting reports, as well as the direction of the opponent offensive scout team during practice...Also worked closely with special teams coordinator D.J. Durkin in all aspects of Stanford’s special teams, serving as the position coach for the kickers, punters and long snappers.

COLLEGE: Was a punter for Vanderbilt (2001-04)...Graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and human organizational development.

PERSONAL: While an assistant football coach at Smyrna (TN)HS from 2003-04, he established a tutoring program to help student-athletes achieve NCAA eligibility...Played baseballand football at Hopkins School (New Haven, CT), and as quarterback led the football team to its first-ever 12-0 record and New England Prep School Class C Championship his senior year...Matt and his wife, Melissa, have a son, Bo, and a daughter, Zuzana.

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