Chan Gailey

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
21 183-151-1 54.78% 12-11 52.17%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Bill Cowher, Dan Reeves

Children:

Dave Campo, Mike Zimmer


Biography

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Career Summary

Chan Gailey was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1985 to 2020, finishing his career as the offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins. Over his twenty-one years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 183-151-1. During his career he was a head coach for five seasons, first with the Dallas Cowboys. He led the Cowboys for two seasons, compiling a record of 18-14-0. His next head coaching stint was with the Buffalo Bills from 2010 to 2012, as he led the team to a 16-32-0 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 34-46-0 across five seasons including going 0-2-0 in the playoffs.

Career Awards

During the 1996 season as the offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers he coached Jerome Bettis to the Comeback Player of the Year.

Chan Gailey Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Gailey served as an assistant coach for Dan Reeves, Bill Cowher, Dave Wannstedt, Herman Edwards, Todd Bowles, and Brian Flores. Six of these years were spent on Reeves' coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Dave Campo and Mike Zimmer) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 79-80-1 in the regular season and 2-3 in the playoffs during their eleven seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

Gailey was born on Saturday, January 5, 1952 in Gainesville, Georgia.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2020 Miami Dolphins Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-0
2016 New York Jets Offensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
2015 New York Jets Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-0
2012 Buffalo Bills Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2011 Buffalo Bills Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2010 Buffalo Bills Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2008 Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator 2-14-0 0-0
2007 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Head Coach 7-6-0
2006 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Head Coach 9-5-0
2005 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Head Coach 7-5-0
2004 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Head Coach 7-5-0
2003 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Head Coach 7-6-0
2002 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Head Coach 7-6-0
2001 Miami Dolphins Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
2000 Miami Dolphins Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 1-1
1999 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 8-8-0 0-1
1998 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1997 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 1-1
1996 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 1-1
1995 Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers Coach 11-5-0 2-1
1994 Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receivers Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1992 Birmingham Fire Head Coach 7-2-1
1991 Birmingham Fire Head Coach 5-5-0
1990 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1989 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach 11-5-0 2-1
1988 Denver Broncos Quarterbacks Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1987 Denver Broncos Wide Receivers Coach / Tight Ends Coach 10-4-1 2-1
1986 Denver Broncos Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 11-5-0 2-1
1985 Denver Broncos Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 11-5-0 0-0
1982 Air Force Falcons Defensive Coordinator 8-5-0
1981 Air Force Falcons Defensive Coordinator 4-7-0
1980 Air Force Falcons Defensive Backs Coach 2-9-1
1979 Air Force Falcons Defensive Backs Coach 2-9-0
1975 Florida Gators Graduate Assistant 9-3-0
1974 Florida Gators Graduate Assistant 8-4-0

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