Ravens hire Wisconsin assistant as RB coach

Author: By The Sports Xchange
Published: Feb 06 2014 05:40:55 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 06 2014 05:41:07 PM EST

The Baltimore Ravens named Wisconsin assistant Thomas Hammock as their running backs coach on Thursday.

Hammock worked as the assistant head coach, running backs coach and recruting coordinator for the Badgers since 2011.

"The opportunity to coach at the highest level -- and that's what the NFL is -- excites me," Hammock said. "To come to an organization that is committed to winning and has a coaching staff that is so respected is a tremendous opportunity, and I'm looking forward to getting started.

"Working with coach Harbaugh, learning the offense and working with coach (Gary) Kubiak, and then coaching these outstanding Ravens players, is special."

Hammock's experience includes four years at Minnesota as running backs coach, including the 2010 season as offensive coordinator, and as the running backs coach at Northern Illinois from 2005 to 2006.

"Take a look at Thomas' college resume. It's impressive, and it's clear he can teach, coach and help players become better," Ravens coach John Harbaugh ssid. "He's an impressive person, and we're looking forward to seeing him coach our players."