Jeff Fisher

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Wins / Losses / Ties Win % Playoff wins / Playoff losses Playoff win % Championship wins
31 259-234-2 52.32% 10-11 47.62% 1

Coaching Tree

Biography

Playing Career

University of Southern California

Jeff Fisher began his football career as a player, for the USC Trojans in 1977 under Head Coach John Robinson. His first three seasons with the team they would see postseason victories: Bluebonnet Bowl his freshman year and back to back Rose Bowls his sophomore and junior years.

Chicago Bears

In 1981 he was drafted as a defensive back to the Chicago Bears for his first taste of life in the NFL in the seventh round. In five seasons he would play in 49 games in total. In 1985 he suffered career-ending injury to his ankle. He won his first Super Bowl ring in 1985, his last season playing with the team due to his injury.

Coaching Career

Chicago Bears

While sitting on the injured reserve in 1985 he was able to assist the team in a way outside of playing, coaching. While working with the Bears he met Defensive Coordinator Buddy Ryan, whom would later bring him on elsewhere. During his last season in pads he works as a defensive assistant on the coaching staff.

Philadelphia Eagles

Fisher was hired for his first full time coaching job for the Philadelphia Eagles as their new defensive backs coach in 1986, under new Head Coach Buddy Ryan. In 1989 he was promoted to both the NFL’s youngest defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, where he would hold the dual title through the next season. Under his tutelage the Eagles would lead the NFL in quarterback sacks at 62 and interceptions at 30. In 1990 the Eagles paced the league in rushing defense. He was let go from the team due to staff changes at the conclusion of the season.

Los Angeles Rams

He was hired onto the Los Angeles Rams staff in 1991 as their new defensive coordinator. Here he was reunited with his old coach from USC, John Robinson, now head coach of the Rams. He would only stay with the team for a single season before moving on, back to California.

San Francisco 49ers

From 1992 through the 1993 season he was hired to be the defensive backs coach for the San Francisco 49ers. His first season there the 49ers would see the playoffs and eventually lose to the Dallas Cowboys in the conference championship. With hope for the second season the team made it back to the conference championship game against the Cowboys, only to lose again, 21-38. After his second season he was hired on for a better position and left the team.

Houston/Tennessee

Houston Oilers

Fisher hired on to be the defensive coordinator for the Houston Oilers. He became the interim head coach for the final six games of the season after the previous head coach Jack Pardee was fired. He was named official head coach in 1995, and took the previous season’s record of 2-14 and turning it to a 7-9 for his first official season as head coach.

Tennessee Oilers

When 1996 rolled around Fisher was instrumental in the transition from Houston to Tennessee. Both seasons as the Tennessee Oilers team went an even 8-8. The team would only hold this name for these two seasons.

Tennessee Titans

The team would get the name we know it as today in 1999, where the Oilers would be no more and the Titans would take their place. He would be named the 1999 Sports Person of the Year by the Nashville Sports Council and in 2000 would be named Tennessean of the Year by Nashville’s Tennessean thanks to his accomplishments with the new team. Their very first season under the new name would see a Super Bowl appearance; however the team would lose that game to the Rams.

The Titans would come to hold the longest winning streak in the history of the Central Division with 13 consecutive wins against AFC Central Division opponents. During Fisher's time with the team, they won division titles in 2000, 2002, 2008 and would make two AFC Championships appearances in 1999 and 2002. Under his tutelage the team would have the most successful decade in franchise history with 91 wins in the 2000’s.

Out of the sixteen years with the team (in all of its names), he was Executive Vice President in 11 of them. After the 2010 season ended he walked away from the team in a mutual parting of ways, where he settled out for $8 million. He walked away from the team holding the title as the longest tenured head coach in the NFL.

St. Louis Rams

Fisher was hired on by the Rams in 2012 as their new head coach. His first two seasons would only see 14 wins collectively (7 wins each season); however he was brought on to help reshape the team for the current game. His 2014 season was another failure, where they would end out with a 6-10 losing record. He is set to continue with the Rams through the 2015 season.

History

Year Franchise Position Wins / Losses / Ties Playoff wins / Playoff losses Championship win
2016 Los Angeles Rams Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2015 St. Louis Rams Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2014 St. Louis Rams Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2013 St. Louis Rams Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2012 St. Louis Rams Head Coach 7-8-1 0-0
2010 Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President / Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2009 Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President / Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2008 Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President / Head Coach 13-3-0 0-1
2007 Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President / Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2006 Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President / Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2005 Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President / Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2004 Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President / Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2003 Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President / Head Coach 12-4-0 1-1
2002 Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President / Head Coach 11-5-0 1-1
2001 Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President / Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2000 Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President / Head Coach 13-3-0 0-1
1999 Tennessee Titans Head Coach 13-3-0 3-1
1998 Tennessee Oilers Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1997 Tennessee Oilers Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1996 Houston Oilers Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1995 Houston Oilers Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1994 Houston Oilers Defensive Coordinator / Interim Coach 2-14-0 0-0
1993 San Francisco 49ers Defensive Backs Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1992 San Francisco 49ers Defensive Backs Coach 14-2-0 1-1
1991 Los Angeles Rams Defensive Backs Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1990 Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
1989 Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
1988 Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
1987 Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Backs Coach 7-8-0 0-0
1986 Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Backs Coach 5-10-1 0-0
1985 Chicago Bears Defensive Assistant Coach 15-1-0 3-0

Fun Facts

  • Jeff Fisher had his playing career ended on a punt return. He broke his leg on a hit that was delivered by future Steelers coach Bill Cowher.