Joe Gibbs

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
24 224-141-1 61.34% 18-11 62.07%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Don Coryell, John McKay

Children:

Joe Bugel, Dan Henning, Richie Petitbon, Arthur Smith


Biography

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Career Summary

Joe Gibbs was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1973 to 2007, finishing his career as the head coach of the Washington Redskins. Over his twenty-four years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 224-141-1. He was the head coach of the Washington Redskins from 1981 until the 2007 season, during which time the Redskins went 154-94-0. During his career he was a head coach for sixteen seasons. During his time leading the Redskins the team won the Super Bowl in 1982, 1987, and 1991. Gibbs was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996 after his coaching career.

Career Awards

Gibbs won the NFL's Coach of the Year award two times throughout his career, most recently in 1983 after guiding the Redskins to a 14-2-0 record and a berth in Super Bowl XVIII. As the head coach of the Washington Redskins he coached two players to award-winning seasons: Mark Moseley, Most Valuable Player in 1982; Joe Theismann, AP Offensive Player of the Year in 1983; Joe Theismann, Most Valuable Player in 1983.

Joe Gibbs Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Gibbs served as an assistant coach for Don Coryell and John McKay. Seven of these years were spent on Coryell's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, four assistant coaches, (Joe Bugel, Dan Henning, Richie Petitbon, and Arthur Smith) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 73-151-1 in the regular season and 0-0 in the playoffs during their fourteen seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

Gibbs was born on Monday, November 25, 1940 in Mocksville, North Carolina.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2007 Washington Redskins Head Coach 9-7-0 0-1
2006 Washington Redskins Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2005 Washington Redskins Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
2004 Washington Redskins Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1992 Washington Redskins Head Coach 9-7-0 1-1
1991 Washington Redskins Head Coach 14-2-0 3-0
1990 Washington Redskins Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1989 Washington Redskins Head Coach 10-6-0 0-0
1988 Washington Redskins Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1987 Washington Redskins Head Coach 11-4-0 3-0
1986 Washington Redskins Head Coach 12-4-0 2-1
1985 Washington Redskins Head Coach 10-6-0 0-0
1984 Washington Redskins Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1983 Washington Redskins Head Coach 14-2-0 2-1
1982 Washington Redskins Head Coach 8-1-0 4-0
1981 Washington Redskins Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1980 San Diego Chargers Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 1-1
1979 San Diego Chargers Offensive Coordinator 12-4-0 0-1
1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Coordinator / Running Backs Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1977 St. Louis Cardinals Offensive Backs Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1976 St. Louis Cardinals Offensive Backs Coach 10-4-0 0-0
1975 St. Louis Cardinals Offensive Backs Coach 11-3-0 0-1
1974 St. Louis Cardinals Offensive Backs Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1973 St. Louis Cardinals Offensive Backs Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1972 Arkansas Razorbacks Offensive Line Coach 6-5-0
1971 Arkansas Razorbacks Offensive Line Coach 8-3-1
1970 USC Trojans Offensive Line Coach 6-4-1
1969 USC Trojans Offensive Line Coach 10-0-1
1968 Florida State Seminoles Offensive Coordinator 8-3-0
1967 Florida State Seminoles Offensive Coordinator 7-2-2

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 16
  • Years as a coordinator: 3
  • Championships won: 1982, 1987, and 1991
  • Conference Championships won: 1982, 1983, 1987, and 1991
  • Coach of the Year: 1982, 1983
  • Led the league in wins: 1979, 1982, 1983, 1991
  • First in total wins for the Washington Football Team.
  • Third in winning percentage for the Washington Football Team.
  • Most playoff wins in Washington Football Team history (17)
  • Past teams coached for: Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Cardinals
  • College Attended: San Diego State Aztecs
  • Family Members: Coy Gibbs, Son
  • Date of Birth: Monday, November 25, 1940 (81 years old), Mocksville, North Carolina
  • Joe Gibbs is the only coach to win 3 Super Bowls with three different QB's . (Joe Theismann, Doug Williams, and Mark Rypien)