The Baltimore Ravens have hired David Culley as the team’s assistant head coach/receivers/passing coordinator, it was announced Tuesday by head coach John Harbaugh.
“We are very pleased to add David Culley to our staff,” 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.”
Entering his 26th NFL coaching season, Culley, 63, spent the previous two years (2017-18) as the Buffalo Bills’ quarterbacks coach. In 2018, he helped guide rookie QB Josh Allen, who in 11 starts established franchise records 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). Allen also became the only player in NFL history to throw for over 200 yards and rush for over 100 yards in consecutive games.
Prior to his stint in Buffalo, Culley served as assistant head coach/wide receivers coach with Kansas City (2013-16), where he helped guide the Chiefs to three playoff appearances during his four seasons.
Culley also coached alongside John Harbaugh for nine seasons (1999-2007) in Philadelphia. During his tenure with the Eagles (1999-2012), Culley spent time as wide receivers coach (1999-2010) and as a senior offensive assistant (2011-12). He helped tutor former Ravens WR Jeremy Maclin in both Philadelphia and Kansas City, where in 2015, Maclin set a then Chiefs single-season record for receptions (87) by a wide receiver. In Maclin’s first three seasons with the Eagles (2009-11), he caught more passes (189) than any other wide receiver in franchise history.
Culley’s 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.
A native of Sparta, Tenn., Culley graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in health and physical education. David and his wife, Carolyn, have two children, Monty and Jessie.