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After a successful college football career with John Carroll University where he earned All-Ohio Conference honorable mention his final season, Roman entered coaching. His first coaching job came with the expansion Carolina Panthers in 1995. While working with various defensive units and with the strength and conditioning staff, it was a success first season for the Panthers as they set the record for most wins by an expansion team in NFL history. In 1996, he worked exclusively with the defensive side of the ball. That season, the Panthers continued their quick rise through the NFL ranks as two seasons was the quickest any expansion team made the conference championship game.
Move to Offense
Even though Roman had experience on the defensive side of the ball from college and his first two seasons with the Panthers, the 1997 season saw Roman start his career as an offensive coach. He continued his rise through the organization, from offensive quality control coach in 1997 to assistant offensive line coach in 2001. After an unsuccessful 2001 season in which the Panthers went 1-15, head coach George Seifert was fired and Roman left the Panthers and coach for the latest expansion team, the Houston Texans.
Roman spent four seasons total with the Houston Texans, with the first two as the tight ends coach, the last two as the Texans’ quarterbacks coach. His stint with the Texans did not match the success of the Panther’s, as they never surpassed the win total of the Panther’s inaugural season. After 2005 in which the Texans went 2-14 and saw head coach Dom Capers fired, Roman continued his coaching career elsewhere.
In 2006, Roman moved to Baltimore as the team’s assistant offensive line coach. The offseason was a busy one for the Ravens, as they brought in veteran quarterback Steve McNair from the Tennessee Titans, Trevor Price from the Denver Broncos, and draft future all-pro Haloti Ngata. His first season (2006) with the Ravens was his most successful to date, as the Ravens set the franchise record for victories (13) and earn the second seed in the AFC. His second seasons with the Ravens was not as successful, as head coach Brian Billick was fired following the conclusion of the the team's 5-11 season.
Jim Harbaugh Era
After taking a year off from coaching, Roman moved west and begin coaching with Jim Harbaugh at Stanford. This was his first, and only, foray into college coaching. During his two seasons in Palo Alto, Roman held many different positions with Stanford, with all of them being on the offensive side of the ball. Roman’s time with the Cardinal also represented the most successful two year span in Stanford history, with back-to-back Heisman Candidates and a very potent offense led by quarterback Andrew Luck. The Cardinal also won their first ever BCS Bowl, and their first bowl victory in more than a decade. At the conclusion of this successful season, Roman moved back to the NFL.
Roman followed Harbaugh to the San Francisco 49ers when Harbaugh accepted the vacant head coaching position. With Roman’s help, quarterback Alex Smith had a career resurgence, and helped lead the team to a 13-3 record. Overall, the offense flourished under Roman’s guidance. The team fell short of their goal as the 49ers were defeated in the NFC Championship Game. However, 2012 was even more successful. A midseason quarterback change, from Smith to Colin Kaepernick, helped spur the team to a Super Bowl appearance, where the team lost to Ravens, coached by Harbaugh's brother.
In addition to working with Jim Harbaugh at multiple stops along his coaching career, Roman also worked with another former 49ers assistant, Vic Fangio, for many teams. Roman worked under Fangio briefly during their years with the Panthers, and the two coaches were coaches on the opposite sides of the ball for the Texans, Ravens and Stanford Cardinal for many years.
|2017 Baltimore Ravens||Senior Offensive Assistant Coach / Tight Ends Coach||4-5-0||0-0|
|2016 Buffalo Bills||Offensive Coordinator||7-9-0||0-0|
|2015 Buffalo Bills||Offensive Coordinator||8-8-0||0-0|
|2014 San Francisco 49ers||Offensive Coordinator||8-8-0||0-0|
|2013 San Francisco 49ers||Offensive Coordinator||12-4-0||2-1|
|2012 San Francisco 49ers||Offensive Coordinator||11-4-1||2-1|
|2011 San Francisco 49ers||Offensive Coordinator||13-3-0||1-1|
|2007 Baltimore Ravens||Assistant Offensive Line Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
|2006 Baltimore Ravens||Assistant Offensive Line Coach||13-3-0||0-1|
|2005 Houston Texans||Quarterbacks Coach||2-14-0||0-0|
|2004 Houston Texans||Quarterbacks Coach||7-9-0||0-0|
|2003 Houston Texans||Tight Ends Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
|2002 Houston Texans||Tight Ends Coach||4-12-0||0-0|
|2001 Carolina Panthers||Offensive Assistant Coach||1-15-0||0-0|
|2000 Carolina Panthers||Offensive Assistant Coach||7-9-0||0-0|
|1999 Carolina Panthers||Offensive Assistant Coach||8-8-0||0-0|
|1998 Carolina Panthers||Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach / Offensive Quality Control Coach||4-12-0||0-0|
|1997 Carolina Panthers||Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach / Defensive Quality Control Coach||7-9-0||0-0|
|1996 Carolina Panthers||Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach / Defensive Quality Control Coach||12-4-0||1-1|
|1995 Carolina Panthers||Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach / Defensive Quality Control Coach||7-9-0||0-0|
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