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  • Born: October 2, 1944, San Francisco, CA
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  • Jim Colletto  

    Jim Colletto is in his 35th year of coaching, his third with the Ravens as offensive line coach. The 2000 Ravens set a new team rushing mark with 2,199 yards and a 4.3-yard avg., and Jamal Lewis set a new franchise mark by rushing for 1,364 yards.

    Colletto came to the Ravens in 1999 from Notre Dame, where he spent two seasons (1997-98) as offensive coordinator. In 1998, Jim coached tight ends in addition to coordinating the offense.

    Colletto, 55, has 11 overall seasons of head coaching experience, including five years (1975-79) at Cal State Fullerton and six years at Purdue (1991-96). He spent three seasons (1982-84) as Purdue�s offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. The 1984 Purdue team was the only Boilermakers� squad to beat Notre Dame, Michigan and Ohio State in the same season. Prior to being named Purdue�s head coach, Jim was the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Ohio State from 1988-90, where he also worked with offensive tackles and tight ends. From 1985-87, Colletto was offensive coordinator at Arizona State. The Sun Devils defeated Michigan in the 1987 Rose Bowl. Colletto joined head coach John Cooper at Ohio State in the winter of 1988.

    Colletto entered the coaching ranks at his alma mater of UCLA as a graduate assistant in 1966. He coached the Bruins� offensive line for two seasons (1967-68). He has also coached at Brown (1969), Xavier of Ohio (1970-71) and Pacific (1972-74). Colletto graduated from UCLA in 1967, where he played both football and baseball. He led the team in rushing as a sophomore fullback in 1963. In 1965, he was an All-League defensive end and captained the Bruins� team that beat Michigan State in the Rose Bowl. He was a two-time all-league pick in baseball with a .306 career average as a catcher and centerfielder. In January, 2000, Jim was inducted into the UCLA Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Jim and his wife, Suzanne, have three children: Dawn, Dan and Patrick. The Collettos live in Finksburg MD.

    Coaching Background: 1967-68, 1980-81 (UCLA); 1969 (Brown); 1970-71 (Xavier of Ohio); 1972-74 (University of the Pacific); 1975-79 (Cal State Fullerton - head coach); 1982-84 (Purdue); 1985-87 (Arizona State); 1988-90 (Ohio State); 1991-96 (Purdue - head coach); 1997-98 (Notre Dame); 1999-2001 (Baltimore Ravens).

    Last updated on 8/22/01.

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