Tom Flores

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
21 180-132-2 57.64% 15-8 65.22%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Harvey Johnson, John Madden

Children:

Art Shell


Biography

Career Summary

Tom Flores was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1971 to 1994, finishing his career as the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Over his twenty-one years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 180-132-2. During his career he was a head coach for twelve seasons, first with the Oakland Raiders. He led the Raiders for nine seasons, compiling a record of 83-53-0. During his time leading the Raiders the team won the Super Bowl in 1980 and 1983. His next head coaching stint was with the Seattle Seahawks from 1992 to 1994, as he led the team to a 14-34-0 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 97-87-0 across twelve seasons including going 8-3-0 in the playoffs.

Flores was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021 after his coaching career.

Career Awards

As the head coach of the Los Angeles Raiders/Oakland Raiders he coached four players to award-winning seasons: Lester Hayes, AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1980; Jim Plunkett, Comeback Player of the Year in 1980; Marcus Allen, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1982; Lyle Alzado, Comeback Player of the Year in 1982; Marcus Allen, AP Offensive Player of the Year in 1985; Marcus Allen, Most Valuable Player in 1985. As the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks he coached one player to an award-winning season: Cortez Kennedy, AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1992.

Tom Flores Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Flores served as an assistant coach for Harvey Johnson, John Madden, and Chuck Knox. Seven of these years were spent on Madden's coaching staff. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Art Shell, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Tom Flores's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Los Angeles Raiders and Oakland Raiders for six seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 49-47-0 and 1-3 in the playoffs.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1994 Seattle Seahawks Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1993 Seattle Seahawks Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1992 Seattle Seahawks Head Coach 2-14-0 0-0
1991 Seattle Seahawks Interim Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1987 Los Angeles Raiders Head Coach 5-10-0 0-0
1986 Los Angeles Raiders Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1985 Los Angeles Raiders Head Coach 12-4-0 0-1
1984 Los Angeles Raiders Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1983 Los Angeles Raiders Head Coach 12-4-0 3-0
1982 Los Angeles Raiders Head Coach 8-1-0 1-1
1981 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1980 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 11-5-0 4-0
1979 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1978 Oakland Raiders Wide Receivers Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1977 Oakland Raiders Wide Receivers Coach 11-3-0 1-1
1976 Oakland Raiders Wide Receivers Coach 13-1-0 3-0
1975 Oakland Raiders Wide Receivers Coach 11-3-0 1-1
1974 Oakland Raiders Wide Receivers Coach 12-2-0 1-1
1973 Oakland Raiders Wide Receivers Coach 9-4-1 1-1
1972 Oakland Raiders Wide Receivers Coach 10-3-1 0-1
1971 Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks Coach 1-13-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 12
  • Named the interim head coach during the 1991 season for the Seattle Seahawks
  • Championships won: 1976, 1980, and 1983
  • Conference Championships won: 1976, 1980, and 1983
  • Second in total wins for the Las Vegas Raiders.
  • Third in winning percentage for the Las Vegas Raiders.
  • Past teams coached for: Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Raiders/Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills
  • College Attended: Pacific Tigers
  • Tom Flores was the 1st Coach to win a Super Bowl as a player, assistant coach, and a head coach.