The Ravens made the hiring of running backs coach Thomas Hammock official Thursday. Hammock spent the past three seasons at the University of Wisconsin as assistant head coach-running backs coach-recruiting coordinator. In a statement released by the Ravens, Hammock expressed his desire to coach in the NFL as a major reason for taking the job.
“The opportunity to coach at the highest level – and that’s what the NFL is – excites me,” Hammock said.
“Working with coach (John) Harbaugh, learning the offense and working with coach (Gary) Kubiak, and then these outstanding Ravens players, is special. I feel very honored and fortunate to be here. My wife and I and our two children are looking forward to being part of the Baltimore community.”
Wisconsin led the Big Ten in rushing during Hammock's three-year tenure, with Wisconsin's running backs going over the 100-yard mark 40 times during that span.
The announcement of Hammock's hiring came on the same day that former Ravens running back coach Wilbert Montgomery was announced as the Browns new running back coach. Harbaugh’s offensive coaching staff has been overhauled, starting with Kubiak as offensive coordinator, and new coaches that will play major roles like Hammock, quarterbacks coach Rick Dennison, and tight ends coach Brian Pariani.
The Ravens have still not officially named a new wide receivers coach, but the Baltimore Sun has reported that Bobby Engram of the University of Pittsburgh was a candidate. It remains to be seen if the Ravens are better offensively next season. But their coaching staff will definitely have a new look.