January 07, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Colts hire Ted Monachino as defensive coordinator
The Indianapolis Colts have signed former Baltimore Ravens linebackers coach Ted Monachino as their new defensive coordinator. The Colts fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky. “We are pleased to announce the hiring of Ted Monachino as our next defensive coordinator,” said Head Coach Chuck Pagano. “Ted brings a wealth of experience with 25 years of coaching all on the defensive side of the ball. He has overseen one of the league’s best linebacker units for the last six years and I had the privilege of coaching with him for two of those seasons. Ted is very familiar with our scheme. He is a great motivator and is extremely respected by the players he has coached.” Monachino spent the last six seasons with the Baltimore Ravens serving as the linebackers and outside linebackers coach. He sent at least one Raven from his positional group to the Pro Bowl in four of his six seasons in Baltimore. He coached C.J. Mosley, Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil and Daryl Smith. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.