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OWINGS MILLS — Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh completed his coaching staff Tuesday by officially hiring five more assistants, including linebackers coach Greg Mattison and secondary coach Chuck Pagano.
The Ravens also added Marwan Maalouf as an assistant special teams coach, Bob Rogucki as the strength and conditioning coach and John Dunn as Rogucki’s assistant.
â€œThere are three qualities we wanted from each coach we hired: first, good people with great character; second, outstanding teachers; and third, football expertise," Harbaugh said. "I believe we got all three qualities with each coach who became a Raven. Itâ€™s a diverse group in both experience, with college and the NFL, and age.
"Itâ€™s a group that has tremendous energy and enthusiasm for winning. They complement each other well. We took our time, and we were thorough to make sure we got the right coaches for our players.â€
Mattison was the co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at the University of Florida and coached with Harbaugh at Western Michigan. He has been a defensive coordinator at Notre Dame and Michigan, and coached former Ravens defensive linemen Tony Weaver and Sam Adams in the college ranks.
â€œGreg is a special person," Harbaugh said. "He is one of the best communicators I have ever met and watched coach. He has had other opportunities to be an NFL coach through the years, but always decided to stay in college.
"We recruited him, and got him to cross over. You could check both college and pro coaches about Greg, and they will tell he is among the best coaches there is.â€
Pagano was the University of North Carolina’s defensive coordinator and secondary coach last season and has prior stints in the NFL as a secondary coach with the Oakland Raiders and the Cleveland Browns. He coached Ravens Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed at the University of Miami.
Harbaugh said that Pagano will oversee the secondary with assistance from former NFL safety Mark Carrier, who was retained from Brian Billick’s staff.
"I think the way to look at it is that Chuck will be in charge," Harbaugh said. "He will be overseeing the secondary. He’ll be the guy who’s that’s responsible for tying together the whole thing. He’ll be installing coverages with his unbelievable experience. Mark will be working with both the corners and the safeties."
Rogucki was formerly the Philadelphia Eagles’ assistant strength coach, Maalouf worked under special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg with the Cleveland Browns for two seasons and Dunn has prior stints with the Washington Redskins and several other NFL teams.
Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times and the Annapolis Capital.