Ravens coaching announcements

first_imgThe Baltimore Ravens have released a press release detailing a couple of coaching changes.  Chris Hewitt has been named the assistant special teams coach, he had previously coached at the college ranks.  Matt Weiss has been promoted to the defensive assistant, he was previously the head coaches assistant.  Here is the complete press release. Please follow and like us: Years                     College/Pro Team                           Position2003                       Notre Dame                                       Strength and Conditioning Assistant2004                       Rutgers                                                Graduate Assistant2005-07                Rutgers                                                Director of Speed and Skill Development2008-09                Rutgers                                                Cornerbacks2010-11                Rutgers                                                Running Backs2012                       Baltimore Ravens                             Assistant Special Teams Years                     College/Pro Team                           Position2005-07                Stanford                                              Graduate Assistant2008                       Stanford                                              Defensive & Special Teams Assistant2009-11                Baltimore Ravens                             Head Coach’s Assistant2012                       Baltimore Ravens                             Defensive Assistantcenter_img The Baltimore Ravens have hired Chris Hewitt as their assistant special teams coach, while Matt Weiss has been promoted to defensive assistant, head coach John Harbaugh announced Thursday afternoon.Hewitt, 37, joins the Ravens after spending the previous eight seasons as an assistant at Rutgers University. Most recently, he served as the Scarlet Knights’ running backs coach from 2010-11. Prior to that, Hewitt was the team’s cornerbacks coach (2008-09), director of speed and skill development (2005-07) and graduate assistant (2004).Hewitt began his coaching career in 2003 when he served one season as Notre Dame’s strength and conditioning assistant. In addition to his work at the collegiate level, Hewitt has also completed four different training camps as part of the NFL’s Minority Coaching Fellowship Program: two with the Ravens (2006 and 2008) and one each with the Philadelphia Eagles (2005) and Cleveland Browns (2001). The program is designed to expose talented minority coaches to methods and philosophies of NFL training camps.A University of Cincinnati graduate, Hewitt signed with the New Orleans Saints as a rookie free in 1997. As a defensive back and standout special teams performer, he saw action in 39 games over three seasons. He totaled 29 tackles (22 solo) from scrimmage, three sacks and one forced fumble.“We believe Chris’ maturity, work ethic and overall skill set will enhance our special teams units,” assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg stated. “He brings experience as a coach in a highly-competitive college program and also as a NFL player. Chris is very familiar with our organization, and his core values align well with those of our coaching staff.”A four-year letterman at Cincinnati (1992-96), Hewitt played defensive back and special teams under Rosburg – the school’s then-linebackers, special teams and secondary coach (1992-95). Hewitt also played for Harbaugh, who coached the Bearcats’ special teams, tight ends, outside linebackers and running backs (1989-94) and was the assistant head coach from 1995-96. Hewitt twice earned All-Conference USA honors (1995-96).“I’m really excited about being in the NFL,” Hewitt said. “It’s a great opportunity to be working with coach Harbaugh. He is someone I’ve known for a long time. I look forward to helping this team and learning more – especially with this being the NFL and the highest level of coaching.”As the Scarlet Knights’ running backs coach last season, Hewitt helped RB Jawan Jamison rank fifth in the Big East Conference in rushing yards (897). While the team’s cornerbacks coach, Hewitt mentored CBs Jason and Devin McCourty, both of whom went on to be selected in the NFL Draft – Jason in 2009 (Tennessee, sixth round) and Devin in 2010 (New England, first round).A 1992 graduate of Dwight Morrow (Englewood, N.J.) high school, Hewitt was born on July 22, 1974 in Kingston, Jamaica. He and his wife, Tanisha, have three daughters (Azia, Brianna and Christina) and a son (Christopher).Weiss, 28, has served as the head coach’s assistant for the past three seasons (2009-11) under Harbaugh. In that role, he supported Harbaugh with administrative duties while also working in a defensive quality control capacity. Some of his primary responsibilities included compiling opponent scouting reports, working closely with scout teams in practice and assisting in the breakdown of opponent tendencies. During games, Weiss assisted with charting opponent offenses, while also serving as a liaison for in-game coach’s challenges.Prior to joining the Ravens, Weiss spent one season (2008) as the defensive and special teams assistant at Stanford. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Stanford (2005-07).HEWITT’S COACHING BACKGROUND WEISS’ COACHING BACKGROUNDlast_img read more

Aulas: “Lyon can put themselves on the map against Barça”

first_imgLyon’s players and president have declared on various occasions that they are confident and very motivated for the upcoming match in the Champions League. The French club see this as a chance for them to achieve something unique in their history. Jean-Michel Aulas, Lyon’s president, admitted he was at the Bernabeu to watch Barça beat Real Madrid. Sport EN Lyon will look to advance to the quarter finals of the Champions League after drawing 0-0 at home. If they get on the scoresheet at the Camp Nou, they’ll hold a crucial advantage. 08/03/2019 RELATED STORIES Barça continue to lead the way in women’s football Upd. on 11/03/2019 at 09:45 CET “We went to see Barça play in their recent victory over Madrid. Barça have very dangerous attackers, a little like Lyon, but Lyon is obviously a level below,” confessed Aulas. “Barça set the bar very high but Lyon just want to show they exist. Even if we have a 1000/1 chance, we’ll give everything against Barcelona, just as we did against Manchester City. It’s a chance to create a moment of history, so it’s worth giving our all.” Aulas: “El Lyon quiere demostrar ante el Barça que existe” Official: Lionel Messi returns to the Argentine national team IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

Shady deal

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Green Men vow to cheer on Canucks — in Boston — as game three goes Monday night

first_imgThe Green Men, the two super fans known as Force and Sully who root for the Vancouver Canucks, aim to spice up Hockey Night in Canada’s Monday broadcast with their antics (5 p.m.). Saturday at a fan rally in downtown Vancouver, the Green Men announced they will be making the trip to Boston to watch their beloved Canucks play the Boston Bruins for Games three and four of the Stanley Cup finals — thanks to Travelzoo Inc, a global Internet media company. “In Vancouver and across Canada this spring the Canucks are the big story,” said Sully.  “We’re going to help make Vancouver’s hockey story a little bigger in Boston next week. Our goal is to get some rings on the Canucks fingers and we’re not going to sleep until that happens.” The Green Men have caught the nation’s attention for their fun antics at Canucks games and have even spawned a whole group of imitators.“I don’t think we’ll be honoured with a Key to the City, but we’re thrilled to be traveling to Boston for both games and look forward to visiting — as only Green Men can,” said Force.  In honour of the Vancouver Green Men, Travelzoo Canada will be giving out a phenomenal trip for two to anyone who is a member or signs up to be a member at Travelzoo.ca.last_img read more

Kerry Dyck Memorial Thanksgiving Soccer Tournament goes Saturday

first_imgA fun day of soccer is planned to remember Kerry Dyck.The Kerry Dyck Memorial Thanksgiving Soccer Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 6 at Lakeside fields.The format of the tournament is strictly fun. People interested in playing can simply register and pay online. Once registered the players will be selected onto random teams. “We held the tournament last year to raise money to help Kerry with his treatment,” said Nelson Soccer Association chair, Chuck Bennett. “It was a lot of fun. Most of us knew at the time that Kerry probably wouldn’t beat his cancer and I think it was a way for us to come together as a soccer community to spend time with a person who meant a lot to all of us as individuals and a sport community. It was a special day.”Dyck passed away in January of this year and as a way of celebrating his contribution to the association, NSA decided it would start a bursary at L.V. Rogers in Kerry’s name.“We are using the funds from this tournament to fund that bursary,” added Bennett.The cost to participate is only $20 and it is open to male and female players, 17 or older and of all skill levels.Also, for those who don’t want to play soccer, but still want to participate, Jackson’s Hole has come on as a sponsor and there will be a fun night of prizes and draws following the tournament at the restaurant. The Vancouver Whitecaps have generously donated a signed jersey and four games tickets, while Nelson Brewery has donated a brewery tour and appy event for 10 people.“We are going to do both draws and a small live auction,” said Bennett. “It should be a lot of fun. I also think it will be a time when we remember and celebrate Kerry.”To register visit www.nys.ca.last_img read more

Tottenham stadium delay caused by dodgy electrical wiring, says contractor

first_imgTOTTENHAM’S new stadium opening has been delayed due to dodgy electric wiring, according to the building contractor.Spurs are not expected to move into the £850million venue until at least the end of October and will continue to use Wembley for their home matches.4 Spurs planned to play their first match at the stadium on September 15Credit: Alamy Live NewsMace chief executive Mark Reynolds has revealed that the ground is behind schedule because of wiring problems with the fire detection systems.Speaking to Building, he said: “Issues with critical safety systems were identified.”This is linked to the fire detection contractor encountering higher than usual electrical wiring faults.”And he took the chance to inform fans that the images of the unfinished stadium were misleading.4 3,800 workers were on site at the new Tottenham stadium last monthCredit: Alamy Live NewsHe added: “Many of the outstanding external elements of the build are cosmetic and are not required for the stadium to open for the first football game.”Follow up meetings continue to take place with trade contractors where the situation and planned timetable are being reviewed to rectify and re-test.”We shall then be in a better position to outline the revised timetable for opening.”[A cable net roof] requires all of the structure to be completed in order to begin.WHAT THE REFMMA fighter gets DQ’d in Abu Dhabi and tries to fight Brit ref Marc GoddardLIL ISSUEBoris Becker’s estranged wife begs his new girlfriend to ‘step away from my son’RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeCHOPPER BOTHERJohn Terry ignores hol advice & travels to ‘off-limits’ Portugal by chopperprayer parkHundreds of Muslim worshipers celebrate Eid at Croke Park in historic ceremonyMAC BACK?Conor McGregor hints at stunning UFC comeback with ‘I accept’ postWALK THE LINStunning Olympic gymnast who posed for snap with McGregor hits out at critics4 The opening of the stadium has been delayed because of faulty wiringCredit: Splash News”The roof was always scheduled as one of the last activities and is now due to be substantially complete at the end of August.”Reynolds refused to confirm the total cost of the stadium, but it is believed to be more than double the £400m originally estimated.But he did reveal that 3,800 people were working on the project last month.Spurs have been using Wembley stadium, but it is unavailable in the week of the Carabao Cup third round.The club have now asked fans for their opinions on where to play the tie – if they are drawn at home.And they could face Manchester City on a churned-up NFL pitch if they move their October 28 clash back 24 hours.4 The contractor refused to reveal how much the whole project had costCredit: Alamy Live NewsHarry Kane breaks August hoodoo with goal for Tottenham against Fulhamlast_img read more