Ted Marchibroda Dies At 84; Longtime NFL Coach Also Called Colts Games On Radio
January 18, 2016 at 3:54 AM (PT)
TED MARCHIBRODA, who coached the BALTIMORE and INDIANAPOLIS COLTS and BALTIMORE RAVENS before serving as radio color commentator for COLTS football, died SATURDAY (1/16) in WEEMS, VA at 84.
MARCHBRODA played quarterback for the PITTSBURGH STEELERS and CHICAGO CARDINALS before starting his coaching career in 1961 as an assistant with the WASHINGTON REDSKINS. He joined the LOS ANGELES RAMS staff in 1966 and returned to the REDSKINS in 1971 before being named head coach with the COLTS in 1975, winning three AFC East titles and giving BILL BELICHICK his first NFL coaching job.
After the COLTS fired MARCHIBRODA in 1979, he became offensive coordinator for the CHICAGO BEARS, DETROIT LIONS, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, and BUFFALO BILLS, then was rehired by the now-INDIANAPOLIS COLTS in 1992, where he coached until 1995. He spent the following three seasons coaching the BALTIMORE RAVENS and then joined the COLTS radio team, where he called games from 1999 through 2006.