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Don "Wink" Martindale[1] (born May 19, 1963) is the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He was promoted to defensive coordinator on January 9, 2018, after spending the previous six seasons as the team's linebackers coach.[2]

Don Martindale
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Martindale at Arlington Memorial Amphitheater in 2017
Baltimore Ravens
Position:Defensive coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1963-05-19) May 19, 1963 (age 56)
Dayton, Ohio
Career information
High school:Trotwood-Madison (OH)
College:Defiance College
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards

Martindale has previously been a coach for Defiance College, the University of Notre Dame, University of Cincinnati, Western Kentucky University, and the Oakland Raiders. He served as the defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos in 2010.

Before the 2009 season, Martindale interviewed for the Oakland Raiders head-coaching job.[3]

On February 2, 2012, the Ravens signed Martindale as linebackers coach.[4]

Martindale was part of the Ravens' coaching staff that won Super Bowl XLVII.[5]


  1. ^ Wink gets the Call - Martindale to lead Broncos defense
  2. ^ Martindale replaces Nolan in Denver
  3. ^ Sources: Raiders consider Martindale
  4. ^ Sources: Ravens sign Martindale
  5. ^ "Super Bowl XLVII - San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens - February 3rd, 2013". Retrieved November 8, 2017.