Coaches

Ted Monachino
Defensive Coordinator
College:
Missouri
Hometown:
Council Bluffs, IA
Experience:
12

Ted Monachino enters his second season with the Colts as the team’s defensive coordinator. He holds 27 years of coaching experience and enters his 12th season in the NFL.

 

In 2016, Monachino helped guide outside linebacker Erik Walden to the best season of his nine-year career. Walden led the Colts with a career-high 11.0 sacks and 9.0 tackles for loss, while tying for the team lead with three forced fumbles. He finished tied for eighth in the NFL (tied for fourth in the AFC) in sacks. Walden was one of six linebackers in the NFL to record 11.0 or more sacks and three or more forced fumbles in 2016. Outside linebacker Robert Mathis finished second on the team with 5.0 sacks and tied for the team lead with Walden with three forced fumbles. Mathis was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 17) after registering three solo tackles, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in his final game in the NFL.

 

Veteran inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson led the team in tackles (81) for the third consecutive season, while adding 5.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, three passes defensed and two fumble recoveries. Safety Mike Adams finished second on the team with 80 tackles (65 solo), while adding two interceptions, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Cornerback Vontae Davis registered double-digit passes defensed (10) for the fourth consecutive season, which is tied for the fourth longest active streak in the NFL.

 

Monachino was also pivotal in the development of first-year inside linebacker Edwin Jackson. After spending time on the Colts practice squad in 2015, Jackson appeared in all 16 games (eight starts) in 2016 and finished third on the team with 61 tackles (42 solo). He also contributed 1.0 tackle for loss and 2.0 sacks.

 

Prior to Indianapolis, Monachino spent six seasons with the Baltimore Ravens serving as the linebackers (2012-15) and outside linebackers (2010-11) coach. He sent at least one Raven from his positional group to the Pro Bowl in four of his six seasons in Baltimore.

 

Over his last two seasons in Baltimore, Monachino helped develop Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley into one of the most productive young players at the position. In 2014, Mosley became the first rookie in Ravens history to be named to the Pro Bowl as his 129 tackles ranked eighth in the NFL and first among rookies. Mosley and veteran linebacker Daryl Smith were two of only three NFL defenders to tally at least 125 tackles, an interception, a sack, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in 2014. Monachino coached Pro Bowler Elvis Dumervil to a franchise-record 17.0 sacks in 2014. Dumervil combined with fellow outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (12.0) to produce the most sacks of any duo in the NFL (29.0) in 2014 as Baltimore tallied the second-most sacks in the league.

 

In 2013, Suggs (10.0) and Dumervil (9.5) totaled 19.5 sacks on the season and linebacker Daryl Smith was one of just three NFL defenders with at least 100 tackles, 5.0 sacks and three interceptions. Suggs was selected to his sixth Pro Bowl. Smith recorded 19 passes defensed on the season to set a new team record for a linebacker. The defense also ranked third in third-down defense (33.5 percent).

 

In Monachino’s first season as linebackers coach in 2012, Baltimore ranked second in red zone defense and allowed the second-fewest passing touchdowns (15) en route to a Super Bowl XLVII victory.

 

Suggs was named The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Pro and a Pro Bowler in 2011 after leading the AFC with a career-high 14.0 sacks and an NFL-best seven forced fumbles. The Ravens defense recorded an AFC-high 48.0 sacks (tied for third in the NFL), which were the fourth most in team history. The defensive unit allowed the league’s third-fewest points (16.6 ppg.) for the fourth-straight year (tying an NFL record for finishing in the top 3) and finished with the league’s second-fewest rushing yards allowed (92.6 ypg.).

 

In his first season in Baltimore in 2010, the Ravens allowed the NFL’s third-fewest points (16.9 ppg.) for the third-straight year as Terrell Suggs led the team with 11.0 sacks and was selected to the Pro Bowl.

 

Prior to Baltimore, Monachino coached the defensive line for the Jacksonville Jaguars for four seasons (2006-09). In 2006, the Jaguars tied for fourth in the league in rushing defense after allowing 91.3 yards per game.

 

Monachino coached for five seasons at Arizona State (2001-05). He served as the defensive line coach for the Sun Devils and was pivotal in the development of Suggs, who was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Suggs set the NCAA single-season record for sacks (24.0) and tackles for loss (31.5) in 2002 en route to winning the Bronco Nagurski Award, given to the best defensive player in the nation, the Rotary Lombardi Award for the country’s top lineman and the Morris Trophy for the Pac-10’s top lineman.

 

Collegiately, Monachino also had coaching stints at Boise State (2000), Southwest Missouri State (1999), James Madison (1998) and Texas Christian (1996-97). He began his coaching career in Missouri at the high school level at Hannibal High School (1990, 94-95) and Pacific High School (1991-93).

 

Monachino earned a degree in health and physical education from Missouri in 1990. He was a three-year letterman for the Tigers and received All Big 8 Conference academic honors two times. Monachino earned his master’s credit in sport psychology from Texas Christian while serving as a graduate assistant from 1996-97. Monachino and his wife, Amy, have one daughter, Mikalee, who is a trauma nurse, and two sons, Sam, 17, and Michael, 13.

 

Coaching Career

1990                Hannibal (Mo.) High School    Assistant Coach

1991-1993       Pacific (Mo.) High School       Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

1994-1995       Hannibal (Mo.) High School    Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams

Coordinator/Offensive Line

1996-1997       Texas Christian                      Defensive Graduate Assistant

1998                James Madison                      Defensive Line

1999                Southwest Missouri State       Outside Linebackers

2000                Boise State                              Defensive Line

2001-2005       Arizona State                          Defensive Line

2006-2007       Jacksonville Jaguars              Assistant Defensive Line/Defensive Assistant

2008-2009       Jacksonville Jaguars              Defensive Line

2010-2011       Baltimore Ravens                   Outside Linebackers

2012-2015       Baltimore Ravens                   Linebackers

2016-2017       Indianapolis Colts                    Defensive Coordinator

Ted Monachino enters his second season with the Colts as the team’s defensive coordinator. He holds 27 years of coaching experience and enters his 12th season in the NFL.

 

In 2016, Monachino helped guide outside linebacker Erik Walden to the best season of his nine-year career. Walden led the Colts with a career-high 11.0 sacks and 9.0 tackles for loss, while tying for the team lead with three forced fumbles. He finished tied for eighth in the NFL (tied for fourth in the AFC) in sacks. Walden was one of six linebackers in the NFL to record 11.0 or more sacks and three or more forced fumbles in 2016. Outside linebacker Robert Mathis finished second on the team with 5.0 sacks and tied for the team lead with Walden with three forced fumbles. Mathis was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 17) after registering three solo tackles, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in his final game in the NFL.

 

Veteran inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson led the team in tackles (81) for the third consecutive season, while adding 5.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, three passes defensed and two fumble recoveries. Safety Mike Adams finished second on the team with 80 tackles (65 solo), while adding two interceptions, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Cornerback Vontae Davis registered double-digit passes defensed (10) for the fourth consecutive season, which is tied for the fourth longest active streak in the NFL.

 

Monachino was also pivotal in the development of first-year inside linebacker Edwin Jackson. After spending time on the Colts practice squad in 2015, Jackson appeared in all 16 games (eight starts) in 2016 and finished third on the team with 61 tackles (42 solo). He also contributed 1.0 tackle for loss and 2.0 sacks.

 

Prior to Indianapolis, Monachino spent six seasons with the Baltimore Ravens serving as the linebackers (2012-15) and outside linebackers (2010-11) coach. He sent at least one Raven from his positional group to the Pro Bowl in four of his six seasons in Baltimore.

 

Over his last two seasons in Baltimore, Monachino helped develop Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley into one of the most productive young players at the position. In 2014, Mosley became the first rookie in Ravens history to be named to the Pro Bowl as his 129 tackles ranked eighth in the NFL and first among rookies. Mosley and veteran linebacker Daryl Smith were two of only three NFL defenders to tally at least 125 tackles, an interception, a sack, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in 2014. Monachino coached Pro Bowler Elvis Dumervil to a franchise-record 17.0 sacks in 2014. Dumervil combined with fellow outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (12.0) to produce the most sacks of any duo in the NFL (29.0) in 2014 as Baltimore tallied the second-most sacks in the league.

 

In 2013, Suggs (10.0) and Dumervil (9.5) totaled 19.5 sacks on the season and linebacker Daryl Smith was one of just three NFL defenders with at least 100 tackles, 5.0 sacks and three interceptions. Suggs was selected to his sixth Pro Bowl. Smith recorded 19 passes defensed on the season to set a new team record for a linebacker. The defense also ranked third in third-down defense (33.5 percent).

 

In Monachino’s first season as linebackers coach in 2012, Baltimore ranked second in red zone defense and allowed the second-fewest passing touchdowns (15) en route to a Super Bowl XLVII victory.

 

Suggs was named The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Pro and a Pro Bowler in 2011 after leading the AFC with a career-high 14.0 sacks and an NFL-best seven forced fumbles. The Ravens defense recorded an AFC-high 48.0 sacks (tied for third in the NFL), which were the fourth most in team history. The defensive unit allowed the league’s third-fewest points (16.6 ppg.) for the fourth-straight year (tying an NFL record for finishing in the top 3) and finished with the league’s second-fewest rushing yards allowed (92.6 ypg.).

 

In his first season in Baltimore in 2010, the Ravens allowed the NFL’s third-fewest points (16.9 ppg.) for the third-straight year as Terrell Suggs led the team with 11.0 sacks and was selected to the Pro Bowl.

 

Prior to Baltimore, Monachino coached the defensive line for the Jacksonville Jaguars for four seasons (2006-09). In 2006, the Jaguars tied for fourth in the league in rushing defense after allowing 91.3 yards per game.

 

Monachino coached for five seasons at Arizona State (2001-05). He served as the defensive line coach for the Sun Devils and was pivotal in the development of Suggs, who was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Suggs set the NCAA single-season record for sacks (24.0) and tackles for loss (31.5) in 2002 en route to winning the Bronco Nagurski Award, given to the best defensive player in the nation, the Rotary Lombardi Award for the country’s top lineman and the Morris Trophy for the Pac-10’s top lineman.

 

Collegiately, Monachino also had coaching stints at Boise State (2000), Southwest Missouri State (1999), James Madison (1998) and Texas Christian (1996-97). He began his coaching career in Missouri at the high school level at Hannibal High School (1990, 94-95) and Pacific High School (1991-93).

 

Monachino earned a degree in health and physical education from Missouri in 1990. He was a three-year letterman for the Tigers and received All Big 8 Conference academic honors two times. Monachino earned his master’s credit in sport psychology from Texas Christian while serving as a graduate assistant from 1996-97. Monachino and his wife, Amy, have one daughter, Mikalee, who is a trauma nurse, and two sons, Sam, 17, and Michael, 13.

 

Coaching Career

1990                Hannibal (Mo.) High School    Assistant Coach

1991-1993       Pacific (Mo.) High School       Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

1994-1995       Hannibal (Mo.) High School    Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams

Coordinator/Offensive Line

1996-1997       Texas Christian                      Defensive Graduate Assistant

1998                James Madison                      Defensive Line

1999                Southwest Missouri State       Outside Linebackers

2000                Boise State                              Defensive Line

2001-2005       Arizona State                          Defensive Line

2006-2007       Jacksonville Jaguars              Assistant Defensive Line/Defensive Assistant

2008-2009       Jacksonville Jaguars              Defensive Line

2010-2011       Baltimore Ravens                   Outside Linebackers

2012-2015       Baltimore Ravens                   Linebackers

2016-2017       Indianapolis Colts                    Defensive Coordinator