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  • Running Backs
  • Born: December 6, 1953, El Paso, TX
  • 3rd Year w/Ravens
  • 23rd Year Coaching
  • Eastern New Mexico

  • Matt Simon  

    Matt Simon is in his third season as the Ravens� running backs� coach. Last year, rookie Jamal Lewis broke the Ravens� single-season rushing mark with 1,364 yards. Counting the postseason, Lewis combined for an amazing 2,038 yards in regular season and postseason, rushing and receiving. Baltimore set a new team rushing record with 2,199 yards, fifth in the NFL. In 1999, Ravens� running backs did not fumble once in 431 carries.

    Simon served as a coaching intern in the Denver Broncos� 1998 training camp. Matt was head coach at the University of North Texas (1994-97), when he was named AFCA Region Coach of the Year in 1994 after the Mean Green won the Southland Conference Championship. The following season (1995), the football program moved up from I-AA to I-A.

    He also won the 1994 Southland Conference Coach of the Year, the 1994 Black Coaches Association National Football Coach of the Year and the 1994 AFCA Region 4 Coach of the Year.

    Prior to his post at North Texas State, Matt was offensive coordinator at New Mexico, where, in 1993, the Lobos averaged 413 yards and 30.5 points per game. From 1982-91, he was the running backs and kicking coach at the University of Washington. He is a 1997 inductee into the University of Washington Hall of Fame. During his tenure, the Huskies went to nine bowl games and won a national championship in 1991, and he coached six of the top 10 rushers in school history.

    Simon coached tight ends and linebackers from 1979-81 at the University of Texas-El Paso. He entered the coaching ranks as an assistant coach at Borger (TX) High School. Simon served as a graduate assistant at Eastern New Mexico in 1977 after lettering four seasons as a linebacker. He is a member of the Eastern New Mexico Hall of Honors.

    Simon attended Burgess High School in El Paso, TX, where he lettered in football and wrestling. Matt and his wife, Melanie, have three children: Micah, Matthew and Morgan. The Simons live in Ellicott City, MD.

    Coaching Background: 1979-81 (University of Texas-El Paso); 1982-91 (University of Washington); 1992-93 (New Mexico); 1994-97 (University of North Texas); 1999-2001 (Baltimore Ravens).

    Last updated on 8/22/01.

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