John Fox

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
29 244-219-1 52.69% 12-11 52.17%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Rich Brooks, Jim Fassel, Chuck Noll, Bobby Ross, Art Shell, Mike White

Children:

Dennis Allen, Jack Del Rio, Vic Fangio, Mike McCoy, Adam Gase, Brandon Staley


Biography

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Career Summary

John Fox was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1989 to 2017, finishing his career as the head coach of the Chicago Bears. Over his twenty-nine years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 244-219-1. During his career he was a head coach for sixteen seasons, first with the Carolina Panthers. He led the Panthers for nine seasons, compiling a record of 73-71-0. His next head coaching stint was with the Denver Broncos from 2011 to 2014, as he led the team to a 46-18-0 record. His third head coach placement began in 2015 with the Chicago Bears. He coached them for three seasons and the team had a 14-34-0 record during his tenure. He was fired from the Bears. During his entire head coaching career, his three teams combined for a record of 133-123-0 across sixteen seasons including going 8-7-0 in the playoffs.

Career Awards

During his time as defensive coordinator and head coach he coached five players to award-winning seasons. As the defensive coordinator for the Giants Michael Strahan won AP Defensive Player of the Year. As the head coach for the Broncos Peyton Manning won AP Offensive Player of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, and Most Valuable Player and Von Miller won AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. As the head coach for the Panthers Steve Smith won Comeback Player of the Year and Julius Peppers won AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.

John Fox Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Fox served as an assistant coach for Chuck Noll, Bobby Ross, Art Shell, Mike White, Rich Brooks, and Jim Fassel. Five of these years were spent on Fassel's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, six assistant coaches, (Jack Del Rio, Mike McCoy, Dennis Allen, Adam Gase, Vic Fangio, and Brandon Staley) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 172-228-0 in the regular season and 2-5 in the playoffs during their twenty-eight seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

Fox was born on Tuesday, February 8, 1955 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2017 Chicago Bears Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2016 Chicago Bears Head Coach 3-13-0 0-0
2015 Chicago Bears Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2014 Denver Broncos Head Coach 12-4-0 0-1
2013 Denver Broncos Head Coach 13-3-0 2-1
2012 Denver Broncos Head Coach 13-3-0 0-1
2011 Denver Broncos Head Coach 8-8-0 1-1
2010 Carolina Panthers Head Coach 2-14-0 0-0
2009 Carolina Panthers Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2008 Carolina Panthers Head Coach 12-4-0 0-1
2007 Carolina Panthers Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2006 Carolina Panthers Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2005 Carolina Panthers Head Coach 11-5-0 2-1
2004 Carolina Panthers Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2003 Carolina Panthers Head Coach 11-5-0 3-1
2002 Carolina Panthers Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2001 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
2000 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 12-4-0 2-1
1999 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1998 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 8-8-0 0-0
1997 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 10-5-1 0-1
1996 St. Louis Rams Consultant 6-10-0 0-0
1995 Oakland Raiders Defensive Coordinator 8-8-0 0-0
1994 Los Angeles Raiders Defensive Coordinator / Offensive Quality Control Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1993 San Diego Chargers Defensive Backs Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1992 San Diego Chargers Defensive Backs Coach 11-5-0 1-1
1991 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Backs Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1990 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Backs Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1989 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Backs Coach 9-7-0 1-1
1988 Pittsburgh Panthers Defensive Coordinator / Secondary Coach 6-5-0
1987 Pittsburgh Panthers Defensive Coordinator / Secondary Coach 8-4-0
1986 Pittsburgh Panthers Defensive Coordinator / Secondary Coach 5-5-1
1984 Iowa State Cyclones Secondary Coach 2-7-2
1983 Kansas Jayhawks Secondary Coach 4-6-1
1982 Utah Utes Secondary Coach 5-6-0
1978 San Diego State Aztecs Graduate Assistant 4-7-0

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