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Wayne Fontes

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
21 128-195-1 39.66% 2-6 25.00%

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Biography

Wayne Fontes was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1976 until 1996, finishing his career with the Detroit Lions as their head coach. Over his twenty-one years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 128-195-1. During his career he was the head coach of the Detroit Lions from 1989 until the 1996 season. The Lions went 64-64-0 during their eight seasons with Fontes as head coach. Fontes won the NFL's Coach of the Year award in 1991 after guiding the Lions to a 12-4-0 record and a berth in the playoffs. During the 1989 and 1994 seasons as the head coach of the Detroit Lions he coached Barry Sanders to the AP Offensive Player of the Year and AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Last modified: 5/28/2018

History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1996 Detroit Lions Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1995 Detroit Lions Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1994 Detroit Lions Head Coach 9-7-0 0-1
1993 Detroit Lions Head Coach 10-6-0 0-0
1992 Detroit Lions Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1991 Detroit Lions Head Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1990 Detroit Lions Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1989 Detroit Lions Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1988 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator / Secondary Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1987 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator 4-11-0 0-0
1986 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
1985 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1984 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach 2-14-0 0-0
1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach 5-4-0 0-1
1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach 9-7-0 0-1
1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach 5-10-1 0-0
1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach 2-12-0 0-0
1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Secondary Coach 0-14-0 0-0

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