Ron Erhardt

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
24 200-165-1 54.78% 11-9 55.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Chuck Fairbanks

Children:

Raymond Berry, Hank Bullough, Bill Parcells


Biography

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Career Summary

Ron Erhardt was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1973 to 1996, finishing his career as the offensive coordinator of the New York Jets. Over his twenty-four years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 200-165-1. He was the head coach of the New England Patriots from 1979 until the 1981 season, during which time the Patriots went 21-27-0. During his career he was a head coach for three seasons.

Career Awards

During the 1989 season as the offensive coordinator of the New York Giants he coached Ottis Anderson to the Comeback Player of the Year.

Ron Erhardt Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Erhardt served as an assistant coach for Chuck Fairbanks, Ray Perkins, Bill Parcells, Ray Handley, Bill Cowher, and Rich Kotite. Eight of these years were spent on Parcells' coaching staff. During his time as head coach, three assistant coaches, (Raymond Berry, Hank Bullough, and Bill Parcells) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 220-177-1 in the regular season and 14-10 in the playoffs during their twenty-five seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has combined for two championships, most recently in 1990 by the New York Giants, led by Bill Parcells.

Personal Information

Erhardt was born on Friday, February 27, 1931 in Mandan, North Dakota.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1996 New York Jets Offensive Coordinator 1-15-0 0-0
1995 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 2-1
1994 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator 12-4-0 1-1
1993 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-1
1992 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
1991 New York Giants Assistant Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1990 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 13-3-0 3-0
1989 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 12-4-0 0-1
1988 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-0
1987 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 6-9-0 0-0
1986 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 14-2-0 3-0
1985 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 1-1
1984 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 9-7-0 1-1
1983 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 3-12-1 0-0
1982 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 4-5-0 0-0
1981 New England Patriots Head Coach 2-14-0 0-0
1980 New England Patriots Head Coach 10-6-0 0-0
1979 New England Patriots Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1978 New England Patriots Offensive Backfield Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1977 New England Patriots Offensive Backfield Coach 9-5-0 0-0
1976 New England Patriots Offensive Backfield Coach 11-3-0 0-1
1975 New England Patriots Offensive Backfield Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1974 New England Patriots Offensive Backfield Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1973 New England Patriots Offensive Backfield Coach 5-9-0 0-0

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