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Dean Pees
Defensive Coordinator


Dean Pees joined the Titans in 2018 with 45 previous years of coaching experience, including 14 seasons in the NFL.

Prior to his arrival in Tennessee, Pees was with the Baltimore Ravens for eight seasons, first as linebackers coach (2010-12) and then as defensive coordinator (2012-17).

In 2012, he helped the Ravens to a Super Bowl XLVII victory and became the eighth defensive coordinator in NFL history to reach the Super Bowl with two different teams.

Three of his six seasons as Baltimore’s defensive coordinator saw the Ravens result in top 10 rankings on defense.

From 2004-09, Pees was with the New England Patriots as linebackers coach (2004-05) and defensive coordinator (2006-09).

Over his four-year tenure as New England's defensive coordinator, the Patriots ranked second in the NFL in points allowed (17.3 per game).

Pees also has 25 years of college coaching experience, including time as the head coach of Kent State (1998-2003) and as the defensive coordinator at Michigan State under head coach Nick Saban (1995-97).

He also had stops at Notre Dame (1994), Toledo (1990-93), Navy (1987-89), Miami (Ohio) (1983-86) and Findlay (Ohio) (1979-82). He started his coaching career as a high school coach from 1973-78.

A native of Dunkirk, Ohio, Pees graduated from Bowling Green State University.

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