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Jeff Fisher

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
31 259-231-2 52.85% 10-11 47.62%

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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 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. He followed the Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles in 2016. However, his entire tenure was mired in failure. During his five seasons, he never posted a winning season, coming the closest in 2012 with a 7-8-1 record. Fisher was fired after the 2016 season.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2016 Head Coach 4-9-0 0-0
2015 Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2014 Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2013 Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2012 Head Coach 7-8-1 0-0
2010 Head Coach / Executive Vice President 6-10-0 0-0
2009 Head Coach / Executive Vice President 8-8-0 0-0
2008 Head Coach / Executive Vice President 13-3-0 0-1
2007 Head Coach / Executive Vice President 10-6-0 0-1
2006 Head Coach / Executive Vice President 8-8-0 0-0
2005 Head Coach / Executive Vice President 4-12-0 0-0
2004 Head Coach / Executive Vice President 5-11-0 0-0
2003 Head Coach / Executive Vice President 12-4-0 1-1
2002 Head Coach / Executive Vice President 11-5-0 1-1
2001 Head Coach / Executive Vice President 7-9-0 0-0
2000 Head Coach / Executive Vice President 13-3-0 0-1
1999 Head Coach 13-3-0 3-1
1998 Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1997 Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1996 Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1995 Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1994 Interim Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator 2-14-0 0-0
1993 Defensive Backs Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1992 Defensive Backs Coach 14-2-0 1-1
1991 Defensive Backs Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1990 Defensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
1989 Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
1988 Defensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
1987 Defensive Backs Coach 7-8-0 0-0
1986 Defensive Backs Coach 5-10-1 0-0
1985 Defensive Assistant Coach 15-1-0 3-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

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.