Jerry Glanville

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
14 96-121-0 44.24% 3-4 42.86%

Coaching Tree


Hugh Campbell, Rick Forzano, Kay Stephenson


Kevin Gilbride, June Jones, Nick Saban


Career Summary

Jerry Glanville was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1974 to 1993, finishing his career as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Over his fourteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 96-121-0. During his career he was a head coach for eight seasons, first with the Houston Oilers. He led the Oilers for four seasons, compiling a record of 33-30-0. He was fired from the Oilers on Saturday, January 6, 1990. His next head coaching stint was with the Atlanta Falcons from 1990 to 1993, as he led the team to a 27-37-0 record. He was fired from the Falcons on Wednesday, January 5, 1994. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 60-67-0 across eight seasons including going 3-4-0 in the playoffs.

Jerry Glanville Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Glanville served as an assistant coach for Rick Forzano, Kay Stephenson, and Hugh Campbell. Three of these years were spent on Forzano's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, three assistant coaches, (June Jones, Nick Saban, and Kevin Gilbride) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 40-62-0 in the regular season and 0-1 in the playoffs during their seven seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Playing Career

Glanville played linebacker while at college.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1993 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1992 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1991 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1990 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1989 Houston Oilers Head Coach 9-7-0 0-1
1988 Houston Oilers Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1987 Houston Oilers Head Coach 9-6-0 1-1
1986 Houston Oilers Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1985 Houston Oilers Interim Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
1984 Houston Oilers Defensive Coordinator 3-13-0 0-0
1983 Buffalo Bills Defensive Backs Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1976 Detroit Lions Special Teams Coordinator / Linebackers Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1975 Detroit Lions Linebackers Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1974 Detroit Lions Linebackers Coach 7-7-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 8
  • Named the interim head coach during the 1985 season for the Houston Oilers
  • Years as a coordinator: 3
  • Fifth in total wins for the Tennessee Titans.
  • Past teams coached for: Atlanta Falcons, Houston Oilers, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions
  • Colleges Attended: Northern Michigan and Western Kentucky
  • Position Played: Linebacker