The Baltimore Ravens’ search for a running backs coach has come to an end. The team has hired former University of Wisconsin running backs coach and assistant head coach Thomas Hammock as running backs coach. The position has been left vacant for over a month while the Ravens looked into finding an appropriate replacement for former running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery.
During Hammock’s tenure at Wisconsin, he helped coach former Heisman Trophy finalist and current Denver Broncos running back Monte Ball.
In addition to coaching Ball to football success, Hammock helped to build up the program at Wisconsin by leading the running back unit to be one of the highest ranked units in the NCAA. During his three years with the program, his Wisconsin running backs ranked third in the league in yards per attempt with an average of 5.7 yards per carry and fourth in the league in rushing touchdowns with 121.
Hammock adds to the list of new personnel hired under head coach John Harbaugh this season. He will join offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak to come up with schemes to get the Ravens running backs back to Super Bowl caliber. Hammock is more than happy to take on that challenge.
“Working with coach Harbaugh, learning the offense and working with coach Kubiak and then coaching these outstanding Ravens players, is special,” Hammoch said about the opportunity. “I feel very honored and fortunate to be here.”
Hammock will be primarily focusing his attention on running backs Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce. The running back unit struggled in 2013 after coming off a phenomenal season ending in a Super Bowl victory.