List of Baltimore Ravens head coaches

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Satellite picture of the Ravens' home, M&T Bank Stadium
John Harbaugh is the longest-serving head coach of the Ravens, coaching the franchise since the 2008 season and is the most successful head coach in franchise history.

There have been three head coaches in the history of the Baltimore Ravens football franchise. The Ravens joined the American Football Conference (AFC) of the National Football League (NFL) after former Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell decided to relocate the team to Baltimore. However, as part of an agreement between Modell, the NFL and the city of Cleveland, Modell left the Browns' name, colors and history in Cleveland. He was, however, allowed to take his players and front-office staff to Baltimore. For this reason, the Ravens are reckoned as a 1996 expansion team. The Browns were later reactivated in 1999.[1]

Modell had planned to bring Bill Belichick to Baltimore as coach, but was fired February 14, 1996. Modell hired Ted Marchibroda on February 15, as the first head coach of the Ravens franchise in 1996. Marchibroda had previously coached the Baltimore Colts in the 1970s and the Indianapolis Colts in the 1990s. After three seasons, his contract was not renewed. Brian Billick succeeded him after accepting a six-year coaching contract from Modell. Billick went on to lead the Ravens to four playoff appearances in his nine years as coach. In 2000, he led the Ravens to a 34–7 victory in Super Bowl XXXV against the New York Giants.[2] On December 31, 2007, Billick was fired by Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, after leading the Ravens to a 5–11 record in the 2007 season. Less than three weeks later, the Ravens hired John Harbaugh as the franchise's third head coach.[3] Harbaugh reached the playoffs in each of his first five seasons in charge, with the team's appearance in Super Bowl XLVII being the most prominent; the Ravens ultimately won the game 34–31 against the San Francisco 49ers, coached by Jim Harbaugh, John's younger brother.


# Number of coaches[N 1]
Yrs Years coached
First First season coached
Last Last season coached
GC Games Coached
W Wins
L Loses
T Ties
Win% Win – Loss percentage
00* Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Ravens


Note: Statistics are correct the end of the 2019 NFL season.

# Name Term[N 2] Regular season Playoffs Accomplishments Ref.
Yrs First Last GC W L T Win% GC W L
1 Ted Marchibroda 3 1996 1998 48 16 31 1 .344 [4]
2 Brian Billick* 9 1999 2007 144 80 64 0 .556 8 5 3 1 Super Bowl Championship (XXXV)
1 AFC Championship (2000)
2 AFC North Championships (2003, 2006)
4 Playoff Berths
3 John Harbaugh* 12 2008 present 192 118 74 0 .615 17 10 7 1 Super Bowl Championship (XLVII)
1 AFC Championship (2012)
4 AFC North Championships (2011, 2012, 2018, 2019)
8 Playoff Berths


  1. ^ A running total of the number of coaches of the Ravens. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  2. ^ Each year is linked to an article about that particular NFL season.


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  2. ^ "Baltimore Football History". Baltimore Ravens. Archived from the original on 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  3. ^ "Ravens settle for Harbaugh as their new coach". Associated Press. 2008-01-18. Archived from the original on 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  4. ^ "Ted Marchibroda Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Sports-Reference. Retrieved 2008-05-25. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  5. ^ "Brian Billick Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Sports-Reference. Retrieved 2008-05-25. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  6. ^ "John Harbaugh Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Sports-Reference. Retrieved 2008-12-10. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)