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Thomas Hammock is an American football coach who is the current head coach of the Northern Illinois University Huskies football team.

Thomas Hammock
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamNorthern Illinois
Biographical details
Born (1981-07-07) July 7, 1981 (age 38)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Playing career
1999–2002Northern Illinois
Position(s)Running Back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2003–2004Wisconsin (GA)
2005–2006Northern Illinois (RB)
2007–2009Minnesota (RB)
2010Minnesota (co-OC/RB)
2011–2013Wisconsin (AHC/RB)
2014–2018Baltimore Ravens (RB)
2019–presentNorthern Illinois
Head coaching record


A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, Hammock was born on July 7, 1981.[1] He attended Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Hammock is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While at Northern Illinois, he played running back on the football team. However, his playing career was cut short due to a heart condition. Hammock is married with one daughter and an infant son.

Coaching careerEdit

Hammock began his coaching career at the Wisconsin, serving as a graduate assistant with the Badgers from 2003 to 2004.[2] From 2005 to 2006, he was the running backs coach Northern Illinois. Hammock was then a member of the Minnesota Golden Gophers staff from 2007 to 2010, first serving as running backs coach before spending his final season as co-offensive coordinator.

On February 5, 2014, the Baltimore Ravens hired Hammock as the new running backs coach.

On January 18, 2019, Northern Illinois University named Hammock as the new head football coach.


  1. ^ "Thomas Hammock". Retrieved January 2, 2012.
  2. ^ "Thomas Hammock". University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletics. Archived from the original on October 7, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2012.