Dave Ragone
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Ragone with the Berlin Thunder in 2005
Chicago Bears
Position:Quarterbacks coach
Personal information
Born: (1979-10-03) October 3, 1979 (age 40)
Middleburg Heights, Ohio
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio)
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 88
Career history
As player:
* Houston Texans (2003–2005)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
* Hartford Colonials (2010)
Quarterbacks coach
  • Tennessee Titans (2011–2012)
    Wide receivers coach
  • Tennessee Titans (2013)
    Quarterbacks coach
  • Washington Redskins (2015)
    Offensive quality control coach
  • Chicago Bears (2016–present)
    Quarterbacks coach
  • Career highlights and awards
    * 3× Honorable mention All-American (2000-2003)
    • 3× Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year (2000-2003)
    • NFL Europe Offensive MVP (2005)
    Career NFL statistics
    Passing yards:135
    Passer rating:47.4
    Player stats at
    Player stats at PFR

    David Patrick Ragone (born October 3, 1979) is an American football coach and former player who is the quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played in the NFL and NFL Europe for four seasons. He played college football for the University of Louisville.

    Early yearsEdit

    Ragone attended St. Ignatius High School and was a student and a letterman in football and basketball. In football, as a senior quarterback, he was an All-State first team honoree and led his team to the State Semi-Final game, losing 20–19 against Canton McKinley. Also as a senior, he was a starter on the basketball team that went on to be the State Runner-Up.

    In the fall of 2009, Ragone was inducted into the Saint Ignatius Athletic Hall of Fame.

    College careerEdit

    During his college career at the University of Louisville, he went 27–11 as a starting quarterback, including an 11–1 mark in 2001. Ragone finished his college years as Louisville's second all-time leading passer. He was a three-time All-American honorable mention and three-time Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year.

    Professional careerEdit

    He was selected in the third round of the 2003 NFL draft by the Houston Texans and started in two games behind David Carr. In 2005, Ragone was named NFL Europe's Offensive MVP, leading the Berlin Thunder to World Bowl XIII. Ragone was waived by the Texans and claimed by the Cincinnati Bengals in May 2006. In June 2006, the Bengals traded Ragone to the St. Louis Rams.

    Ragone was released by the Rams during training camp prior to the 2006 season. He then began a sports talk show on Louisville, Kentucky radio station WQKC.

    Coaching careerEdit

    Ragone began his coaching career with the Kentucky Country Day School Bearcats in 2009 where he was the Offensive Coordinator. He then went to Hartford as the quarterbacks coach for the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League in 2010. He was named wide receivers coach of the Tennessee Titans on February 22, 2011.[1] He moved to quarterbacks coach in 2013, but was fired after the 2013 season. On February 27, 2015, he was hired as the offensive quality control coach for the Washington Redskins.[2] On January 22, 2016, he was named quarterbacks coach of the Chicago Bears under head coach John Fox.[3] When Fox was fired after the 2017 season, Ragone was retained by new coach Matt Nagy; he was the lone offensive assistant from the Fox regime to stay with the Bears.[4]


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