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Dean Pees

Dean Pees
Personal information
Date of birth (1949-09-04) September 4, 1949
Place of birth Dunkirk, Ohio
Career information
Position(s) Defensive Coordinator
College Bowling Green
Career highlights
Awards Super Bowl champion (XLVII)
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1979–1982 Findlay
(Defensive Coordinator)
(Secondary Coach)
1983–1986 Miami (Ohio)
(Defensive Coordinator)
(Secondary Coach)
1987–1989 Navy
(Secondary Coach)
1990–1993 Toledo
(Defensive Coordinator)
1994 Notre Dame
(Secondary Coach)
1995–1997 Michigan State
(Defensive Coordinator)
(Inside Linebackers Coach)
1998–2003 Kent State
(Head Coach)
2004–2005 New England Patriots
(Linebackers Coach)
2006–2009 New England Patriots
(Defensive Coordinator)
2010–2011 Baltimore Ravens
(Linebackers Coach)
2012–present Baltimore Ravens
(Defensive Coordinator)

Russell Dean Pees (born September 4, 1949) is an American football coach who is currently the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). Pees is also a former head coach at Kent State University.

Coaching career

College

Pees began his coaching career in 1979 at the University of Findlay as their defensive coordinator and secondary coach following six years as a high school coach. In 1983, Pees moved to Miami University, where he was also the defensive coordinator and secondary coach of the team. From 1987 to 1989, Pees served as the secondary coach at the United States Naval Academy. Pees then took the defensive coordinator job, under Nick Saban, at the University of Toledo, which he held for four seasons with the team. He spent the 1994 season under head coach Lou Holtz as the secondary coach for the University of Notre Dame. From 1995 to 1997, Pees worked as the defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach again under Saban at Michigan State University. In 1998, he earned his first head coaching job at Kent State University. Pees left the program after the 2003 season with a six-year record of 17-51.

New England Patriots

Prior to the 2004 NFL season, Pees left Kent State for the Patriots, spending two years as the Patriots' linebackers coach under head coach Bill Belichick, another Saban associate. Pees had coached alongside Bill's father, Steve Belichick, at Navy in the late 1980s. After the 2005 season, Pees was promoted to defensive coordinator, replacing Eric Mangini, who became the head coach

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