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Jim Dooley

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
12 100-80-1 55.52% 5-4 55.56%

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Biography

Jim Dooley was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1968 until 1989, finishing his career with the Chicago Bears as their research and quality control. Over his twelve years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 100-80-1. During his career he was the head coach of the Chicago Bears from 1968 until the 1971 season. The Bears went 20-36-0 during their four seasons with Dooley as head coach.

Last modified: 12/5/2017

History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1989 Chicago Bears Research and Quality Control 6-10-0 0-0
1988 Chicago Bears Research and Quality Control 12-4-0 1-1
1987 Chicago Bears Research and Quality Control 11-4-0 0-1
1986 Chicago Bears Research and Quality Control 14-2-0 0-1
1985 Chicago Bears Research and Quality Control 15-1-0 3-0
1984 Chicago Bears Research and Quality Control 10-6-0 1-1
1983 Chicago Bears Research and Quality Control 8-8-0 0-0
1972 Buffalo Bills Linebackers Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1971 Chicago Bears Head Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1970 Chicago Bears Head Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1969 Chicago Bears Head Coach 1-13-0 0-0
1968 Chicago Bears Head Coach 7-7-0 0-0

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Fun Facts

  • Jim Dooley was the first coach to field 5 defensive backs in what he called the "Dooley Shift". This formation is now commanly called the Nickel Defense.