Offensive Line Coach, Baltimore Ravens
Juan Castillo, a 32-year coaching veteran, is the Ravens' offensive line coach, originally having joined the team as a consultant prior to Super Bowl XLVII in January 2013. Castillo, who served in various roles for 18 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, spent the majority of the past two years (2011-12) as the Eagles' defensive coordinator. Under his tutelage, Philadelphia's defense led the NFL with 50 sacks, ranking eighth in yards allowed (324.9 ypg) and 10th in points allowed (20.5 ppg) in 2011.
Castillo spent his first 16 NFL seasons coaching the Eagles' offense as offensive line coach (1998-2010), tight ends coach (1997) and as an offensive assistant (1995-96). In 2010, Philadelphia's offense set franchise records in total points (439), total net yards (6,230), and yards per rush (5.4, the NFL's top mark).With each of the team's primary running backs averaging more than 5.0 yards per attempt, the Eagles became the first team in NFL history to average at least 4.0 yards per carry in all 16 regular season games, helping LT Jason Peters earn his second-straight Pro Bowl nod.
Under Castillo, four linemen earned their first-career Pro Bowl honors: Tra Thomas, Jermane Mayberry, Jon Runyan and Shawn Andrews. Philadelphia also drafted three offensive linemen under Castillo in the first round: Mayberry (1996), Thomas (1998) and Andrews (2004).
Castillo helped recruit and develop five undrafted players that were molded into multi-year starters along the Eagles' offensive line. During his tenure as an Eagles' assistant, Castillo was a part of teams that earned 11 playoff berths, six division titles, one conference championship and an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX.
He is one of a few coaches in league history of Hispanic descent, while his fluency in Spanish has allowed him to promote the game to a Spanish-speaking audience. In 2002, Castillo and his wife, Zaida, were invited by then-President George W. Bush for a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House.
1995-2012: (with Philadelphia) Spent his first 18 NFL seasons as an assistant with the Eagles, including two as defensive coordinator (2011-12) and 13 as the team's offensive line coach (1998-2010). 2011: Held his first post as an NFL defensive coordinator and guided a unit that led the NFL in sacks (50) and TFL, and also ranked in the Top 10 in yards allowed (324.9 ypg) and points allowed (20.5)...In the season's final 11 contests, Philadelphia held its opponents to 17.8 points per game and 312.5 yards per contest, while forcing 19 turnovers. 2010: Guided an offensive line that helped create 5.4 yards per rush, the league's top mark...Philadelphia's offense was second in net yards (389.4 ypg) and third in points per game (27.4)...QB Michael Vick had 9 rushing TDs, a league high among signal callers. 2007: O-line blocked for RB Brian Westbrook, who set a franchise record with 2,104 scrimmage yards and finished third in the NFL with a career-high 1,333 rushing yards...Eagles rushing attack finished second by averaging 4.7 yards per carry. 2006: Philadelphia's offense ranked second overall (381.4 ypg), including the third-best net passing attack (257.4 ypg). 2003: Offensive line helped create 23 rushing TDs, the NFL's second most...Ground game created 4.8 yards per carry, the league's fifth-best mark. 1999: Along with Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, was one of four coaches to be retained from Ray Rhodes' staff by former head coach Andy Reid when he took over the Eagles.1997: Coached the tight ends. 1995: Joined the Eagles as an offensive assistant in his first NFL coaching capacity.
1990-94: (with Texas A&M-Kingsville) Served as the offensive line coach for the Javelinas, where he helped develop five players into Division II All-Americans, including four future NFL players: Jermane Mayberry, Jorge Diaz, Kevin Dogins and Earl Dotson...Also participated in NFL summer internships with Tampa Bay (1994), Seattle (1993) and Buffalo (1992).
1986-89: (with Kingsville (TX) HS) Held a four-year post as the team's defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach.
1982-85: (with Texas A&M-Kingsville) Began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, specializing in work with the defensive line/linebackers.
College: Earned a bachelor's degree in health/kinesiology in 1986 and a master's in education administration in 1990 from Texas A&I (now Texas A&M-Kingsville), where he was a three-year letterman (1978-80) at linebacker for the Javelinas.
Personal: Attended Port Isabel (TX) HS, where he was an All-State linebacker…Following college, Castillo spent two seasons (1984-85) with the USFL's San Antonio Gunslingers as a linebacker before moving to the coaching ranks...On July 4, 2009, Port Isabel, TX celebrated "Juan Castillo Day," in which Castillo received a key to the city...Juan and his wife, Zaida, have four sons: Gregory, who played cornerback at Iowa, John, a senior cross country/distance runner at Villanova, Andres, and Antonio.