Stockpiling head coaches
Posted Aug. 25 at 01:11 PM
Sometimes it takes me awhile to get around to requests. About a year and half ago, a reader asked which teams had the most experienced coaching staffs; more specifically, he wanted to know which teams had the most former head coaches on their staffs.
I didn’t have time to get around to at the time, but I thought it was an interesting idea. It’s been on a Post-It on my computer for about 18 months.
Anyway, here it is. The unofficial list. I looked over the coaching staffs of each team and made note of all the former head coaches. I chose to omit the interim guys; some of them were in charge for only a few weeks. Officially sanctioned full-time head coach guys only.
The Browns lead the way – the only team with three (that’s in addition to their current head coach). Four other teams have two. A quarter of the league (8 teams) has no head coaches employed as assistants.
TEAMS WITH THREE ASSISTANTS WHO WERE HEAD COACHES:
Cleveland: Brad Childress, Dick Jauron, Ray Rhodes)
TEAMS WITH TWO ASSISTANTS WHO WERE HEAD COACHES:
Baltimore: (Jim Caldwell, Cam Cameron)
Chicago: (Mike Tice, Rod Marinelli)
Detroit: (Gunther Cunningham, Scott Linehan)
Pittsburgh: (Todd Haley, Dick LeBeau)
TEAMS WITH ONE ASSISTANT WHO WAS A HEAD COACH:
Atlanta: (Mike Nolan)
Buffalo: (Dave Wannstedt)
Cincinnati: (Hue Jackson)
Dallas: (Bill Callahan)
Denver: (Jack Del Rio)
Green Bay: (Dom Capers)
Houston: (Wade Phillips)
Kansas City: (Jim Zorn)
Miami: (Mike Sherman)
Minnesota: (Mike Singletary)
New England: (Josh McDaniels)
New Orleans: (Steve Spagnuolo)
NY Giants: (Kevin Gilbride)
NY Jets: (Tony Sparano)
Oakland: (Al Saunders)
Philadelphia: (Marty Morninweg)
Seattle: (Tom Cable)
Tennessee: (Chris Palmer)
Washington: (Jim Haslett)
TEAMS WITH NO ASSISTANTS WHO WERE HEAD COACHES:
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