|Years Coached||Record||Win %||Playoff record||Playoff win %|
Don Coryell, Jim Hanifan, Red Miller, Dan Reeves
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Rod Dowhower was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1973 to 2001, finishing his career as the offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles. Over his twenty-one years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 153-170-3. He was the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 1985 until the 1986 season, during which time the Colts went 8-24-0. During his career he was a head coach for two seasons.
During the 1985 season as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts he coached Duane Bickett to the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Rod Dowhower Coaching Tree
Before he was a head coach, Dowhower served as an assistant coach for Don Coryell, Red Miller, Dan Reeves, Jim Hanifan, Marion Campbell, Joe Gibbs, Richie Petitbon, Bill Belichick, Jim Fassel, and Andy Reid. During this time, he coached for three years for Marion Campbell, Joe Gibbs, and Andy Reid. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Brad Childress, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Rod Dowhower's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings for five seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 39-35-0 and 1-2 in the playoffs.
Dowhower played quarterback while at college.
Dowhower was born on Thursday, April 15, 1943 in Ord, Nebraska.
|2001 Philadelphia Eagles||Offensive Coordinator||11-5-0||2-1|
|2000 Philadelphia Eagles||Offensive Coordinator||11-5-0||1-1|
|1999 Philadelphia Eagles||Offensive Coordinator||5-11-0||0-0|
|1998 New York Giants||Quarterbacks Coach||8-8-0||0-0|
|1997 New York Giants||Quarterbacks Coach||10-5-1||0-1|
|1994 Cleveland Browns||Quarterbacks Coach||11-5-0||1-1|
|1993 Washington Redskins||Offensive Coordinator||4-12-0||0-0|
|1992 Washington Redskins||Quarterbacks Coach||9-7-0||1-1|
|1991 Washington Redskins||Quarterbacks Coach||14-2-0||3-0|
|1990 Washington Redskins||Quarterbacks Coach||10-6-0||1-1|
|1989 Atlanta Falcons||Offensive Coordinator||3-13-0||0-0|
|1988 Atlanta Falcons||Offensive Coordinator||5-11-0||0-0|
|1987 Atlanta Falcons||Offensive Coordinator||3-12-0||0-0|
|1986 Indianapolis Colts||Head Coach||3-13-0||0-0|
|1985 Indianapolis Colts||Head Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
|1984 St. Louis Cardinals||Offensive Coordinator||9-7-0||0-0|
|1983 St. Louis Cardinals||Offensive Coordinator||8-7-1||0-0|
|1982 Denver Broncos||Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach||2-7-0||0-0|
|1981 Denver Broncos||Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach||10-6-0||0-0|
|1980 Denver Broncos||Offensive Coordinator||8-8-0||0-0|
|1979 Stanford Cardinals||Head Coach||5-5-1|
|1973 St. Louis Cardinals||Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach||4-9-1||0-0|
Coach history guide
|Seasons with a championship win||Seasons with a conference championship|
- Years as head coach: 2
- Years as a coordinator: 12
- Championships won: 1991
- Conference Championships won: 1991
- Past teams coached for: Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Cardinals, Denver Broncos
- Colleges Attended: Santa Barbara CC and San Diego State
- Position Played: Quarterback
- Date of Birth: Thursday, April 15, 1943 (80 years old), Ord, Nebraska