Jerry Rosburg Baltimore Ravens Assistant Head Coach- Special Teams Coordinator.
  Fairmont native and '74 FHS grad Jerry Rosburg to Coach in Super Bowl XLVII - The 34-year coaching veteran, is in his 5th year as the Baltimore Ravens Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator. Jerry played football for legendary FHS coach Tom Mahoney.
   After graduation he went on to play football at North Dakota State and was an All-America LB. He went on to coaching: 1979-80 Fargo Shanley (ND) HS, 1981-86 Northern Michigan, 1987-91 Western Michigan, 1992-95 University of Cincinnati, 1996 University of Minnesota, 1997-98 Boston College, 1999-2000 Notre Dame.
NFL TEAMS - 2001-06 Cleveland Browns, 2007 Atlanta Falcons, joined Baltimore Ravens 2008. Rosburg and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh coached together at the University of Cincinnati. Jerry and his wife, Sherry, have two daughters: Megan and Margaret, and a son, Jerad, all are outstanding athletes.
  Megan Rosburg (who earned a volleyball scholarship) is a former all-state volleyball player at River Hill High in Clarksville and is now a 5-foot-9 sophomore starter at American University. Two years ago at River Hill, she was the Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year.
  Jerad Rosburg is a former student at River Hill, who is one of the premier young hockey players in the country. He now lives in Ohio and plays defense for the Ohio Triple-A Junior Blue Jackets Under-18 hockey team, which is in the Elite Hockey League. A 5-foot-10, 160-pound defenseman, Jerad attended the 2012 USA Hockey Development Camp last July in Rochester, N.Y.
  Margaret Rosburg is a seventh-grader at Folly Quarter Middle School, and plays for the 14U Metro-American club volleyball team.

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In an Interview with
Coach Rosburg last
Friday he answered
questions about his
playing days, career
and the Super Bowl.

chirp: Was there a time you thought about playing in the NFL?

Rosburg: Had thoughts, would have liked to... but NFL had other thoughts. I played on some great NDSU teams and enjoyed those years.


 chirp: You played for a couple of coaches and worked with many others. What did you learn from them that have helped you with your coaching career?

Rosburg: There was a lot, from Fairmont coaches Tom Mahoney, Joe Burns and all along the way. Even from my start at Shanely High I will draw something from those days. You learn things every day – even from this morning’ meetings.


 chirp: This is probably the high point of your career, what comes a close second?

Rosburg: Absolutely, it’s a great thrill to be coaching in the Super Bowl and have a chance to win it. Second - the game we won 28-13 last weekend vs the Patriots.


chirp: Did you interview for the Ravens job?

Rosburg: Coach Harbaugh and I became close friends at the University of Cincinnati. I was with the Falcons during which the coach quit and the Ravens asked permission to talk to me and it was granted. Coach Harbaugh hired me.


 chirp: You’re the Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator. What are your main duties?

Rosburg: During the week helping coach and manage the team. On game day it’s mainly working the special teams. We acquired some special team players Jacoby Jones, Corey Graham and young players have stepped up. We have had a great special teams unit this year. I am also helping coach Harbaugh with game decisions and reviews(chirp: suggestions for coach?) No mainly him bouncing things off me in the headset, he has the final decisions.


 chirp: What is it like to coach and work with some of the greatest NFL players, Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, Ray Lewis?

Rosburg: It’s a privilege. We have built a strong bond and relationships. I love my job. Ray Lewis is a lot different then what you see on Sundays. He is a humble man behind the scenes. Lewis, already an MVP, greeted 1st year linebacker coach Greg Madison and wanted Madison to help him become a better football player. As a coach you help players on a personal and professional level, but you better bring something to the table.


 chirp: Do you expect a close game, what’s the biggest challenge for the team?

Rosburg: Close-absolutely. The 49ers are physical and well rounded in all aspects and are well coached(the 49ers are coached by John Harbaugh’s brother Jim). It all comes down to who plays the best on Sunday.


 chirp: It was reported you were a candidate for the Chicago Bears job, (since then the Bears have filled their head-coaching vacancy by hiring Marc Trestman), I see Gus Bradley, from Zumbrota, Minnesota has been hired as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Would you like to become an NFL head coach?

Rosburg: They (the Bears) contacted the Ravens club, I was flattered by the attention, but it was a matter of timing. I didn't want to take away from the focus on the playoffs and getting our team to the Super Bowl. As far as becoming a head coach… if an NFL club calls I’ll pick up the phone. Coach Bradley is a Bison alum, (Bradley played college football for North Dakota State University, winning a national title in 1988 as a free safety and punter – also was an assistant head coach for the Bison in 2000 until 2005) he is a lot younger (46) than me, are paths have crossed. I wish him good luck.


 chirp: It looks like you have a very athletic family. Do you get to see your kids play sports?

Rosburg: Not during the season. Megan is a college volleyball player and Margaret is also plays 14U Metro-American club volleyball. Jerad is a junior and plays on an Under-18 hockey team, which is in the Elite Hockey League in Ohio. I did get to see him play on a USA team this summer.


 chirp: Talking to Fairmonters, Bone Mahoney(helped me with contacting Jerry), Dave Olson a former club hockey teammate, Rick and Doug Borchardt they are all excited for you.

Rosburg: Dave who?(laughing). How’s Fire Chief Doug doing? I appreciate that and glad to be from Fairmont.


chirp: Good luck in the game. It would be cool if Jacoby opened the game with a kickoff TD return… Rosburg: “Or any time during the game.” - chirp: You finished my sentence. Thanks for your time Coach. Rosburg: Your welcome chirp!