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Ryan Slowik was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 2003 until 2016, finishing his career with the Cleveland Browns as their outside linebackers coach. Over his thirteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 107-101-0.
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Slowik started his collegiate playing career for Youngstown State as a defensive back before transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2002. During his two seasons for the Titans, Slowik would earn varsity letters while playing Strong Safety. However, the team struggled during his time as a player, winning only eight of their twenty games. After his playing career, he joined the team's coaching staff.
UW-Oshkosh Coaching Career
In 2004, Slowik joined the Titans as Assistant Secondary Coach. While the team would win more games (5) than the previous two seasons, the team still struggled and finished 8th in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). However, the secondary would more than double the number of interceptions from the previous season. After his only season coaching college, he would move to the NFL.
In 2005, Slowik joined the Denver Broncos coaching staff as a defensive assistant working closely with the defensive backs for two seasons. During his second season with the defensive backs, cornerback Champ Bailey was the league's runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year after leading the league in takeaways (11). During this time, the Broncos had their best season since their Super Bowl victory in the 1998 season, going 13-3 and losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship in 2005. In 2007, Slowik moved away from defense and held the role of Special Teams Assistant Coach. Slowik worked with Special Teams coach Scott O'Brien. While the Special Teams excelled behind kicker Jason Elam's many walk-off field goals (4, most since the AFL/NFL merger), the team struggled to a 7-9 finish, their worst since 1999. In 2008, he returned to the defensive side of the ball as Assistant Defensive Backs coach. However, after yet another poor season, the Broncos fired head coach Mike Shanahan and Slowik moved to coaching with the Arizona Cardinals.
In 2009, Slowik joined the Cardinals as Defensive Quality Coach working closely with the linebackers. After serving three seasons in this role, he was promoted to the team's Outside Linebackers coach for the 2012 season. After his lone season as the Outside Linebackers coach, he returned to coaching the defensive backfield as the Assistant Defensive Backs coach. His time with the Cardinals secondary has coincided with the Cardinals having a top-five defense, with the team consistently towards the top of the league in takeaways. Also during his time with the Cardinals, they had two playoff appearances in six seasons for the first time since the '70s.
New York Jets
|2016 Cleveland Browns||Outside Linebackers Coach||1-15-0||0-0|
|2015 New York Jets||Assistant Defensive Line Coach||10-6-0||0-0|
|2014 Arizona Cardinals||Defensive Backs Coach / Defensive Assistant Coach||11-5-0||0-1|
|2013 Arizona Cardinals||Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach / Defensive Assistant Coach||10-6-0||0-0|
|2012 Arizona Cardinals||Outside Linebackers Coach / Defensive Quality Control Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
|2011 Arizona Cardinals||Outside Linebackers Coach / Defensive Quality Control Coach||8-8-0||0-0|
|2010 Arizona Cardinals||Outside Linebackers Coach / Defensive Quality Control Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
|2009 Arizona Cardinals||Outside Linebackers Coach / Defensive Quality Control Coach||10-6-0||1-1|
|2008 Denver Broncos||Assistant Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach||8-8-0||0-0|
|2007 Denver Broncos||Special Teams Assistant Coach||7-9-0||0-0|
|2006 Denver Broncos||Defensive Assistant Coach||9-7-0||0-0|
|2005 Denver Broncos||Defensive Assistant Coach||13-3-0||1-1|
|2003 Green Bay Packers||Personnel Intern||10-6-0||1-1|
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