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Jack Del Rio: Just making history

Jack Del Rio is in his 9th season as head coach of the Jaguars. Only Bill Belichick and Andy Reid are longer tenured head coaches in the NFL. With a career record of 66-65 and no division titles, I decided to take a look at how he compares historically to other coaches that have managed to hold their job as long as he has.

  • 30 men have served as head coach of a team in nine or more consecutive seasons with the majority or all of those seasons occurring during the Super Bowl era
  • 4 recorded a losing record during that span
  • 19 appeared in a Super Bowl with 13 winning Super Bowl titles
  • Jack Del Rio (2003-2011) and Bart Starr (1975-1983) are the only two of these 30 coaches to never win their division
Coach Team Seasons Record Playoff Trips Division Champ. S.B. Trips S.B. Wins
Tom Landry DAL 29 (1960-1988) 270-178-6 18 12 5 2
Don Shula MIA 26 (1970-1995) 274-147-2 15 11 5 2
Chuck Noll PIT 23 (1969-1991) 209-156-1 12 9 4 4
Jeff Fisher TEN 17 (1994-2010) 142-120 5 2 1 0
Bud Grant MIN 17 (1967-1983) 161-99-5 12 11 4 0
Hank Stram KC 15 (1960-1974) 129-79-10 5 4 2 1
Mike Shanahan DEN 14 (1995-2008) 138-86 7 3 2 2
Andy Reid PHI 13 (1999-2011) 109-69-1 9 7 1 0
Joe Gibbs WAS 12 (1981-1992) 140-65 8 4 4 3
Dan Reeves DEN 12 (1981-1992) 117-79-1 6 5 3 0
Bill Belichick NE 12 (2000-2011) 114-49 8 7 4 3
Jim Mora NO 11 (1986-1996) 93-78 4 1 0 0
Mike Ditka CHI 11 (1982-1992) 112-68 7 6 1 1
Weeb Ewbank NYJ 11 (1963-1973) 73-78-6 2 2 1 1
Brian Billick BAL 10 (1999-2008) 80-64 5 1 1 1
Mike Holmgren SEA 10 (1999-2008) 86-74 6 3 1 0
Denny Green MIN 10 (1992-2001) 97-62 8 4 0 0
Marty Schottenheimer KC 10 (1989-1998) 104-65-1 7 3 0 0
Bill Walsh SF 10 (1979-1988) 102-63-1 7 6 3 3
John Madden LA Rai. 10 (1969-1978) 112-39-7 8 7 1 1
Tom Flores LA Rai. 9 (1979-1987) 91-56 5 2 2 2
Brian Billick BAL 9 (1999-2007) 85-67 5 1 1 1
Chuck Knox SEA 9 (1983-1991) 83-67 4 1 0 0
Don Coryell SD 9 (1978-1986) 72-60 4 3 0 0
John Robinson LA Rams 9 (1983-1991) 79-74 6 1 0 0
John Fox CAR 9 (2002-2010) 73-71 3 1 1 0
Jack Del Rio JAX 9 (2003-2011) 66-65 2 0 0 0
Marvin Lewis CIN 9 (2003-2011) 61-69-1 2 1 0 0
Wayne Fontes DET 9 (1988-1996) 67-71 4 2 0 0
Bart Starr GB 9 (1975-1983) 53-77-3 1 0 0 0
John McKay
TB 9 (1976-1984) 45-91-1 3 2 0 0

 

So...at least he's not Bart Starr?