Frank Gansz

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
22 145-197-2 42.44% 4-3 57.14%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Marion Campbell, Forrest Gregg, Marv Levy, John Mackovic, Pete McCulley, Homer Rice

Children:

Rod Rust


Biography

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Career Summary

Frank Gansz was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1978 to 2001, finishing his career as the special teams coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Over his twenty-two years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 145-197-2. He was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs from 1987 until the 1988 season, during which time the Chiefs went 8-22-1. During his career he was a head coach for two seasons.

Frank Gansz Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Gansz served as an assistant coach for Pete McCulley, Homer Rice, Forrest Gregg, Marv Levy, Marion Campbell, John Mackovic, Wayne Fontes, June Jones, Dick Vermeil, and Tom Coughlin. Five of these years were spent on Fontes' coaching staff. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Rod Rust, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Frank Gansz's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the New England Patriots for one season where he combined for a regular season record of 1-15-0 and 0-0 in the playoffs.

Playing Career

Gansz played center and linebacker while at college.

Personal Information

Gansz was born on Tuesday, November 22, 1938 in Altoona, Pennsylvania.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2001 Jacksonville Jaguars Special Teams Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
2000 Jacksonville Jaguars Special Teams Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1999 St. Louis Rams Offensive Assistant Coach / Special Teams Coach 13-3-0 3-0
1996 Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach / Special Teams Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1995 Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach / Special Teams Coach 9-7-0 0-1
1994 Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach / Special Teams Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1993 Detroit Lions Special Teams Coach 10-6-0 0-0
1992 Detroit Lions Special Teams Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1991 Detroit Lions Special Teams Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1990 Detroit Lions Special Teams Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1989 Detroit Lions Special Teams Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1988 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 4-11-1 0-0
1987 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 4-11-0 0-0
1986 Kansas City Chiefs Assistant Head Coach / Special Teams Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1985 Philadelphia Eagles Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1984 Philadelphia Eagles Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 6-9-1 0-0
1983 Philadelphia Eagles Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1982 Kansas City Chiefs Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 3-6-0 0-0
1981 Kansas City Chiefs Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1980 Cincinnati Bengals Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1979 Cincinnati Bengals Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1978 San Francisco 49ers Special Teams Coach 2-14-0 0-0

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