Ex-Ravens coach joining Colts as defensive coordinator

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - 2008: Ted Monachino of the Jacksonville Jaguars poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 7, 2016) – The Indianapolis Colts will fill their vacant defensive coordinator position with Baltimore Ravens linebackers coach Ted Monachino.

The team had no official announcement, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced Monachino was joining the Colts. Monachino will replace Greg Manusky, who was fired earlier in the week.

The decision reunites Monachino with Chuck Pagano. He has been with the Ravens since 2010, and was linebackers coach when Pagano was Baltimore’s defensive coordinator in ’11. They were on Harbaugh’s staff from ’09-’11.

“We are pleased to announce the hiring of Ted Monachino as our next defensive coordinator,” said Head Coach Chuck Pagano. “Ted brings a wealth of experience with 25 years of coaching all on the defensive side of the ball. He has overseen one of the league’s best linebacker units for the last six years and I had the privilege of coaching with him for two of those seasons. Ted is very familiar with our scheme. He is a great motivator and is extremely respected by the players he has coached.”

According to the Colts, Monachino earned a degree in health and physical education from the University of Maryland in 1990.

He received All Big 8 Conference academic honors two times. Monachino earned his master’s credit in sport psychology from Texas Christian while serving as a graduate assistant from 1996-97.

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