Chart: Jobs of NFL head coaches before they were hired

  • Updated: January 4, 2014 - 7:23 PM

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Here are the jobs NFL head coaches had immediately before they were hired. Eleven were defensive coordinators, six were offensive coordinators, six were NFL head coaches, five were college head coaches, three were NFL position coaches and one was a Canadian Football League coach.

Team Coach Previous job

Arizona Bruce Arians offensive coordinator, Colts*

Atlanta Mike Smith defensive coordinator, Jaguars

Baltimore John Harbaugh defensive backs coach, Eagles

Buffalo Doug Marrone head coach, Syracuse University

Carolina Ron Rivera defensive coordinator, Chargers

Chicago Marc Trestman head coach, Montreal (CFL)

Cincinnati Marvin Lewis defensive coordinator, Redskins

Cleveland Rob Chudzinski (fired) offensive coordinator, Panthers

Dallas Jason Garrett offensive coordinator, Cowboys

Denver John Fox head coach, Panthers

Detroit Jim Schwartz (fired) defensive coordinator, Titans

Green Bay Mike McCarthy offensive coordinator, 49ers

Houston Bill O’Brien head coach, Penn State University

Indianapolis Chuck Pagano defensive coordinator, Ravens

Jacksonville Gus Bradley defensive coordinator, Seahawks

Kansas City Andy Reid head coach, Eagles

Miami Joe Philbin offensive coordinator, Packers

Vikings Leslie Frazier (fired) defensive coordinator, Vikings

New England Bill Belichick defensive backs coach, Giants**

New Orleans Sean Payton quarterbacks coach, Cowboys

New York Giants Tom Coughlin head coach, Jaguars

New York Jets Rex Ryan defensive coordinator, Ravens

Oakland Dennis Allen defensive coordinator, Broncos

Philadelphia Chip Kelly head coach, University of Oregon

Pittsburgh Mike Tomlin defensive coordinator, Vikings

San Diego Mike McCoy offensive coordinator, Broncos

San Francisco Jim Harbaugh head coach, Stanford University

Seattle Pete Carroll head coach, University of Southern California

St. Louis Jeff Fisher head coach, Titans

Tampa Bay Lovie Smith head coach, Bears

Tennessee Mike Munchak (fired) offensive line coach, Titans

Washington Mike Shanahan (fired) head coach, Broncos

*-Arians was also Colts interim head coach last season when Chuck Pagano was being treated for leukemia.

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Toronto - LP: A. Loup 4 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: J. Outman 6
LA Angels - LP: H. Santiago 1 FINAL
Detroit - WP: R. Porcello 2
Atlanta - LP: G. Schlosser 3 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: J. Valverde 4
Seattle - LP: T. Wilhelmsen 2 FINAL
Miami - WP: M. Dunn 3
St. Louis - LP: S. Maness 2 FINAL
Washington - WP: R. Soriano 3
Milwaukee - WP: Z. Duke 3 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: J. Gomez 2
NY Yankees - WP: P. Claiborne 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: H. Bell 1
Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes 8 FINAL
Kansas City - LP: Y. Ventura 3
Cincinnati - WP: H. Bailey 8 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: C. Villanueva 2
Chicago WSox - WP: E. Johnson 16 FINAL
Texas - LP: R. Ross Jr. 2
Houston - LP: B. Peacock 1 FINAL
Oakland - WP: J. Chavez 4
Philadelphia - WP: J. Diekman 10 FINAL
Colorado - LP: M. Belisle 9
San Francisco - WP: T. Lincecum 4 FINAL
San Diego - LP: R. Erlin 3
Arizona - LP: J. Collmenter 1 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: J. Wright 4
Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz 5 FINAL
Boston - WP: E. Mujica 6
Dallas 85 FINAL
San Antonio 90
Charlotte 88 FINAL
Miami 99
Washington 102 FINAL
Chicago 93
Portland 122 FINAL
Houston 120
Philadelphia 4 FINAL
NY Rangers 2
Detroit 1 FINAL
Boston 4
Tampa Bay 2 FINAL
Montreal 3
Los Angeles 2 FINAL
San Jose 7
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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