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Ted Marchibroda, coach of Colts, Ravens, dead at 84

Ted Marchibroda, coach of Colts, Ravens, dead at 84

Ted Marchibroda, the only man to be head coach of both NFL franchises in Baltimore — the Colts and Ravens — died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Weems, Va. He was 84.

Marchibroda was the first Ravens' head coach in 1996 when an NFL team returned to the city and went 14-31-1 in the first three seasons before being replaced by Brian Billick. He also coached the Baltimore Colts from 1975-79. Then, the soft-spoken Marchibroda took a once-proud franchise that had hit bottom (2-12) the year before and, in one season, won a division title. Then a second. And a third.

“Ted completed our team,” said Bert Jones, the Colts’ All Pro quarterback....

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