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.

**-Belichick was Giants head coach for one day before resigning in 2000; the Patriots gave up a first-round choice for the right to hire him.

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San Diego - LP: J. Lane 0 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: E. Santana 2
Washington 6 Top 7th Inning
Miami 0
Philadelphia 0 Top 7th Inning
NY Mets 7
Milwaukee 1 Bottom 7th Inning
Tampa Bay 2
Toronto 10 Top 6th Inning
Boston 0
Arizona 1 Bottom 8th Inning
Cincinnati 1
Colorado 0 Bottom 4th Inning
Chicago Cubs 1
NY Yankees 1 Top 4th Inning
Texas 0
Oakland 2 Bottom 3rd Inning
Houston 0
Pittsburgh - V. Worley 9:15 PM
San Francisco - M. Bumgarner
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Los Angeles 9:00 PM
Seattle
Calgary 26 FINAL
Edmonton 22
Winnipeg 23 FINAL
Brt Columbia 6
Ottawa 23 FINAL
Hamilton 33
Toronto 9 FINAL
Saskatchewan 37
Indiana 9:30 PM
Los Angeles
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pm
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pm
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pm
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pm
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis Noon
Sep 14 - vs. New England Noon
Sep 21 - at New Orleans Noon
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pm
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pm
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit Noon
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo Noon
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay Noon
Nov 2 - vs. Washington Noon
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago Noon
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay Noon
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina Noon
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets Noon
Dec 14 - at Detroit Noon
Dec 21 - at Miami Noon
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago Noon

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