Weeb Ewbank

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
25 179-138-9 56.29% 8-4 66.67%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Paul Brown

Children:

Ed Biles, Chuck Knox, Don McCafferty, Ken Meyer, Clive Rush, Buddy Ryan, Charley Winner


Biography

Career Summary

Weeb Ewbank was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1949 to 1973, finishing his career as the head coach of the New York Jets. Over his twenty-five years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 179-138-9. During his career he was a head coach for twenty seasons, first with the Baltimore Colts. He led the Colts for nine seasons, compiling a record of 59-52-1. During his time leading the Colts the team won the championship in 1958 and 1959. He was fired from the Colts. His next head coaching stint was with the New York Jets from 1963 to 1973, as he led the team to a 71-77-6 record. In 1968, the Jets won the Super Bowl against the Baltimore Colts 16-7. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 130-129-7 across twenty seasons including going 4-1-0 in the playoffs.

Career Awards

Ewbank won the NFL's Coach of the Year award in 1958 after guiding the Colts to a 9-3-0 record and a a league championship. As the head coach of the Baltimore Colts he coached one player to an award-winning season: Johnny Unitas, Most Valuable Player in 1959. As the head coach of the New York Jets he coached one player to award-winning seasons: Joe Namath, AP AFL Player of the Year in 1968; Joe Namath, AP AFL Player of the Year in 1969.

Weeb Ewbank Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Ewbank served as an assistant coach for Paul Brown. He spent five years as an assistant coach to Paul Brown, finishing as the tackles coach in 1953. During his time as head coach, seven assistant coaches, (Charley Winner, Don McCafferty, Chuck Knox, Clive Rush, Buddy Ryan, Ken Meyer, and Ed Biles) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 338-328-9 in the regular season and 11-15 in the playoffs during their forty-six seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has won a single championship, in 1970 by the Baltimore Colts, led by Don McCafferty.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1973 New York Jets Head Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1972 New York Jets Head Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1971 New York Jets Head Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1970 New York Jets Head Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1969 New York Jets Head Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1968 New York Jets Head Coach 11-3-0 2-0
1967 New York Jets Head Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1966 New York Jets Head Coach 6-6-2 0-0
1965 New York Jets Head Coach 5-8-1 0-0
1964 New York Jets Head Coach 5-8-1 0-0
1963 New York Jets Head Coach 5-8-1 0-0
1962 Baltimore Colts Head Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1961 Baltimore Colts Head Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1960 Baltimore Colts Head Coach 6-6-0 0-0
1959 Baltimore Colts Head Coach 9-3-0 1-0
1958 Baltimore Colts Head Coach 9-3-0 1-0
1957 Baltimore Colts Head Coach 7-5-0 0-0
1956 Baltimore Colts Head Coach 5-7-0 0-0
1955 Baltimore Colts Head Coach 5-6-1 0-0
1954 Baltimore Colts Head Coach 3-9-0 0-0
1953 Cleveland Browns Tackles Coach 11-1-0 0-1
1952 Cleveland Browns Tackles Coach 8-4-0 0-1
1951 Cleveland Browns Tackles Coach 11-1-0 0-1
1950 Cleveland Browns Tackles Coach 10-2-0 2-0
1949 Cleveland Browns Tackles Coach 9-1-2 2-0

Coach history guide

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Coach facts

  • Weeb Ewbank has the lowest winning percentage (50.19) of all Super Bowl winning coaches.
  • Weeb Ewbank is the only coach to lead two different teams to championship game victories.
  • Weeb Ewbank Only coach to win a AFL and NFL title.