Ex-Lions coach Mornhinweg named Ravens OC

The Detroit News
Marty Mornhinweg

Former Lions head coach Marty Mornhinweg has been promoted from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens, replacing Marc Trestman, who was fired be head coach John Harbaugh on Monday.

This is Mornhinweg’s second season with the Ravens, after being offensive coordinator of the New York Jets in 2013-14. He was also an assistant with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2003-12.

The Ravens have lost two straight, including Sunday’s 16-10 loss to the Washington Redskins, to fall to 3-2 on the season.

The Ravens have scored 94 points in their five games this season.

“After careful consideration, I have decided to make a change to our offensive coaching staff and have replaced Marc Trestman with Marty Mornhinweg as offensive coordinator for the rest of the season,” Harbaugh said. “My obligations are to the team, the organization and the fans to be the very best team we can be. Today we find ourselves one game out of the division and conference lead after experiencing two tough losses at home. We will work to be better in every aspect of our football team. Our expectations are high, and we look forward to fulfilling them.”

Mornhinweg, 54, was head coach of the Lions in 2001-02, with a 5-27 record.