The Denver Broncos on Wednesday named Jedd Fisch as their wide receivers coach, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced. Fisch worked as the Baltimore Ravens' assistant quarterbacks coach in 2007 and has spent the last seven seasons in the NFL during stints with Baltimore (2004-07) and Houston (2001-03).
Fisch was on the Ravens' coaching staff during each of the last four years, including the 2006 campaign in which Baltimore posted a 13-3 record and won the AFC North. He worked as an offensive assistant (2004) and assistant quarterbacks/wide receivers coach (2005-06) with Baltimore before he was named the club's assistant quarterbacks coach in 2007.
Although injuries forced Baltimore to use three different starting quarterbacks in 2007, the Ravens finished sixth in the NFL in lowest interception percentage (2.5) with Fisch as assistant quarterbacks coach. A year earlier while serving as assistant quarterbacks/wide receivers coach, he worked with Steve McNair as the veteran passer earned Pro Bowl honors during his first season in Baltimore.
Fisch also helped oversee the development of wide receiver Mark Clayton with Baltimore in 2005 when he set franchise records for receptions (44) and receiving yards (471) by a rookie.
While with the Houston Texans from 2001-03, Fisch was part of the club's preparations for its inaugural season in 2002 and coached in a defensive quality control capacity. He entered the NFL's coaching ranks following a two-year stint (1999-2000) as a graduate assistant at the University of Florida, where he coached on the Gators' SEC Championship team in 2000.
A recipient of a bachelor's degree in criminology and a master's degree in sports management from Florida, Fisch spent a year as wide receivers/quality control coach for the Arena Football League's New Jersey Red Dogs in 1998.
Fisch is a graduate of Hanover Park High School in East Hanover, N.J.