From lawsuits to lane changes on coaching staffs, former Vikings head coaches have been in the news a good bit lately. We did some digging and found out what the eight men to hold the top job at Winter Park prior to Mike Zimmer are up to now.
Norm Van Brocklin
(1961-66): Died May 2, 1983
(1984): Authored the 2006 book One Yard Short: Turning Your Defeats into Victories which chronicles the final play of Super Bowl XXXIV, when Steckel was offensive coordinator for the Titans (ironically enough, Bud Grant was part of the pregame coin toss). He is currently the president and CEO for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes headquartered in Kansas City. Steckel resides in Tennessee.
(1986-91): The 88-year-old still drops by Winter Park from time to time. Celebrated the 25th ‘Rantiversary’ of his infamous postgame tirade in November 2014.
(1992-2001): Retired and living in San Diego, currently involved in a $990,000 lawsuit against the United Football League for backpay for the final year of his stint as the Sacramento Mountain Lions head coach from 2009-11.
(2001-05): Offensive line coach with the Raiders under former Vikings teammate Jack Del Rio. Tice is on record saying Oakland's O-line is "the engine" of the offense. "Even though we might have nice spinners and nice rims and tinted windows and some neat paint job, it doesn’t mean crap without the engine. If the engine’s not working, the car might look like a pretty nice car, but it’s a piece of crap."
(2006-10): Promoted to co-offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this week. Childress was Andy Reid's OC in Philadelphia from 2002-05 and called plays but Reid will do the play calling in KC.
(2010-13): Recently named secondary coach with the Baltimore Ravens after he was not retained as defensive coordinator in Tampa Bay when coach Lovie Smith was fired.