|Years Coached||Record||Win %||Playoff record||Playoff win %|
Rich Brooks, Jim Fassel, Chuck Noll, Bobby Ross, Art Shell, Mike White
Dennis Allen, Jack Del Rio, Vic Fangio, Mike McCoy, Adam Gase, Brandon Staley
John Fox is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the senior defensive assistant coach for the Detroit Lions since 2023. Prior to this season, he coached for the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, New York Giants, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, and Indianapolis Colts for thirty seasons. His most recent position was with the Colts as their senior defensive assistant coach. 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 on Monday, January 1, 2018. 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. Fox will be the new senior defensive assistant coach for the Lions in 2023.
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, Jim Fassel, Frank Reich, and Dan Campbell. 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 205-262-0 in the regular season and 2-6 in the playoffs during their thirty-two seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.
Fox was born on Tuesday, February 8, 1955 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
|2023 Detroit Lions||Senior Defensive Assistant Coach||0-0-0||0-0|
|2022 Indianapolis Colts||Senior Defensive Assistant Coach||4-12-1||0-0|
|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|
|1980 Boise State Broncos||Secondary Coach||8-3-0|
|1978 San Diego State Aztecs||Graduate Assistant||4-7-0|
Coach history guide
|Seasons with a championship win||Seasons with a conference championship|
- Years as head coach: 16
- Years as a coordinator: 7
- Conference Championships won: 2000, 2003, and 2013
- Second in total wins for the Carolina Panthers.
- Third in total wins for the Denver Broncos.
- First in winning percentage for the Denver Broncos.
- Second in winning percentage for the Carolina Panthers.
- Most playoff wins in Carolina Panthers history (5)
- Past teams coached for: Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, St. Louis Rams, Los Angeles Raiders/Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Pittsburgh Steelers
- College Attended: San Diego State Aztecs
- Position Played: 0
- Date of Birth: Tuesday, February 8, 1955 (68 years old), Virginia Beach, Virginia