Herman Edwards

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
20 171-148-1 53.59% 7-13 35.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Tony Dungy, Marty Schottenheimer

Children:

Doug Marrone


Biography

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Career Summary

Herman Edwards was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1989 to 2008, finishing his career as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Over his twenty years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 171-148-1. During his career he was a head coach for eight seasons, first with the New York Jets. He led the Jets for five seasons, compiling a record of 39-41-0. He was fired from the Jets. His next head coaching stint was with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2006 to 2008, as he led the team to a 15-33-0 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 54-74-0 across eight seasons including going 2-4-0 in the playoffs.

Career Awards

During the 2004 season as the head coach of the New York Jets he coached Jonathan Vilma to the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Herman Edwards Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Edwards served as an assistant coach for Marty Schottenheimer and Tony Dungy. Five of these years were spent on Dungy's coaching staff. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Doug Marrone, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Herman Edwards's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars for six seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 37-59-0 and 2-1 in the playoffs.

Personal Information

Edwards was born on Tuesday, April 27, 1954 in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2008 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 2-14-0 0-0
2007 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2006 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 9-7-0 0-1
2005 New York Jets Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2004 New York Jets Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
2003 New York Jets Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2002 New York Jets Head Coach 9-7-0 1-1
2001 New York Jets Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Backs Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1999 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Backs Coach 11-5-0 1-1
1998 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Backs Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Backs Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Backs Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1995 Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach 13-3-0 0-1
1994 Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach 9-7-0 0-1
1993 Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach 11-5-0 2-1
1992 Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1991 Kansas City Chiefs Scout 10-6-0 1-1
1990 Kansas City Chiefs Scout 11-5-0 0-1
1989 Kansas City Chiefs Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship 8-7-1 0-0

Coach history guide

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Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 8
  • Fourth in total wins for the New York Jets.
  • Second in winning percentage for the New York Jets.
  • Past teams coached for: Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • College Attended: San Diego State Aztecs
  • Date of Birth: Tuesday, April 27, 1954 (67 years old), Fort Monmouth, New Jersey