The Baltimore Ravens made two staff moves on Wednesday, naming Steve Spagnuolo as secondary coach and hiring Brian Pariani as tight ends coach.
Spagnuolo joined the Ravens in 2013 as a senior defensive assistant. His extensive NFL experience includes serving as defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints in 2012 and New York Giants in 2007-08 and as head coach of the St. Louis Rams from 2009 to 2011.
"How fortunate are we to have a former NFL head coach, former defensive coordinator and secondary coach become the Ravens' coach for our defensive backs?" Harbaugh said. "Steve is one of the outstanding teachers in the NFL, and he already worked with our defensive staff and players last season as a senior assistant. Our players respect him, and a number of our veteran defensive backs recently said to me that they wanted Steve to coach them."
Harbaugh and Spagnuolo previously worked together on the Philadelphia Eagles' staff. Spagnuolo was in Philadelphia for eight seasons, including three as secondary coach.
Pariani is also a coaching veteran who enters his 24th season in the NFL. The last eight were with the Houston Texans as their tight ends coach. He will reunite in Baltimore with fired Texans coach Gary Kubiak, who was hired as the Ravens' offensive coordinator on Monday.
"Brian has earned a reputation as one of the NFL's top tight ends coaches and we're excited that he was available and willing to join us," Harbaugh said. "Another factor that immediately makes him valuable to us is his familiarity with the offense we want to run. We are making changes on offense, and Brian will be able to help teach and implement them."