Adam Gase

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
18 129-159-0 44.79% 3-5 37.50%

Coaching Tree


John Fox, Rod Marinelli, Steve Mariucci, Josh McDaniels, Mike Nolan


Vance Joseph


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Career Summary

Adam Gase was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 2003 to 2020, finishing his career as the head coach of the New York Jets. Over his eighteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 129-159-0. During his career he was a head coach for five seasons, first with the Miami Dolphins. He led the Dolphins for three seasons, compiling a record of 23-25-0. He was fired from the Dolphins on Monday, December 31, 2018. Despite a strong start to his Dolphins career where the team went 10-6 with a playoff appearance in his first season, the team regressed the next two seasons. His next head coaching stint was with the New York Jets from 2019 to 2020, as he led the team to a 9-23-0 record. He was fired from the Jets on Sunday, January 3, 2021. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 32-48-0 across five seasons including going 0-1-0 in the playoffs.

Career Awards

During the 2013 season as the offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos he coached Peyton Manning to the Most Valuable Player and AP Offensive Player of the Year.

Adam Gase Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Gase served as an assistant coach for Steve Mariucci, Rod Marinelli, Mike Nolan, Josh McDaniels, and John Fox. Five of these years were spent on Fox's coaching staff. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Vance Joseph, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Adam Gase's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Denver Broncos for two seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 11-21-0 and 0-0 in the playoffs.

Personal Information

Gase was born on Wednesday, March 29, 1978 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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Coaching Career

College Career

Michigan State University

Adam Gase began his coaching career in 1996 while as an undergraduate student at Michigan State. Gase considered walking on to the Spartans football team, but coaches convinced him he would gain more valuable experience for coaching by assisting the staff than he would by playing. Assisting the coaching staff, led by head coach Nick Saban, Gase helped with film study and other little tasks.

Louisiana State University

When Gase graduated from Michigan State, he followed Saban to Louisiana State University for the 2000 season. In Gase's first season with LSU he worked as a defensive graduate assistant and working with recruiting. For the next two seasons, Gase worked full time as a recruiting assistant for the Tigers. During his three years with the team, LSU won the 2001 SEC championship and went 26-12 overall.

Professional Career

Detroit Lions

Gase jumped to the NFL in 2003 as a scouting assistant for the Detroit Lions. Hired by head coach Steve Mariucci for his first NFL job, the Lions struggled under Mariucci. Gase worked as a scouting assistant from 2003 to 2005. He also added the role of offensive assistant for the 2005 season. From 2003-2005, the team only won 16 of 48 games and Mariucci was fired after that 2005 season.

Gase stayed with the Lions under new head coach Rod Marinelli and was promoted to the team's offensive quality control coach for the 2006 season. Working closely with Mike Martz, Gase's offensive mentality was being shaped by Martz. In 2007, Martz promoted Gase to the team's quarterbacks coach. The 2007 season was the Lions best since 2000 (7-9).

San Francisco 49ers

In 2008, Gase left the lions and joined Martz as the offensive assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers. However, the season was not successful for the team. Head coach Mike Nolan was fired after week 7, replaced by Mike Singletary.

Denver Broncos

After the 2008 season, Gase was hired by new Denver Broncos' head coach Josh McDaniels as the team's wide receiver coach. The team started strong, winning the first six games of the season, but the team stumbled down the stretch, finishing 8-8. However, this was the single best season in Gase's NFL career. He had also coached his first pro bowler in wide receiver Brandon Marshall. The 2010 season saw the Broncos regress, winning only four games en route to McDaniels being fired.

In 2011, the Broncos hired John Fox who retained Gase and promoted him to the quarterbacks coach. During the 2011 season, the Broncos used two quarterbacks with very different styles in Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow. The season ended with Gase's first playoff appearance in his career, losing in the divisional round to the New England Patriots. The 2012 season for the continued the upward trend for the Broncos as they brought in free agent quarterback Peyton Manning. The Broncos finished 13-3, winning more games than the previous two seasons combined. With the departure of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Gase was promoted to offensive coordinator. The Broncos carried the strong 2012 season through 2013, breaking many franchise offensive records (some set the previous season) en route to a Super Bowl appearance. After a disappointing end to the 2014 season, head coach John Fox was fired.

Chicago Bears

Gase left the team after the 2014 and joined the Chicago Bears as their offensive coordinator under new head coach John Fox. In 2015, Gase worked with veteran quarterback Jay Cutler. Under Gase's coaching, Cutler had one of his best seasons of his career, posting the second highest completion percentage and the fewest interceptions in a full season of his career.

Miami Dolphins

After his singe season with the Bears, Gase was hired by the Miami Dolphins as the team's head coaching going into the 2016 season. He served as the head coach of the Dolphins for three seasons. The Dolphins won ten games his first season, their most wins since the 2008 season. However, the Dolphins struggled the following two seasons. They went 13-19 in 2017 and 2018, and Gase was fired after the 2018 season. Despite being an offensive-minded coach, the Dolphins struggled on offensive behind quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

New York Jets

In 2019, Gase was hired by the New York Jets as their head coach.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2021 Lincoln High School (MI) Offensive Coordinator
2020 New York Jets Head Coach 2-14-0 0-0
2019 New York Jets Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2018 Miami Dolphins Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2017 Miami Dolphins Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2016 Miami Dolphins Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2015 Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
2014 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator 12-4-0 0-1
2013 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator 13-3-0 2-1
2012 Denver Broncos Quarterbacks Coach 13-3-0 0-1
2011 Denver Broncos Quarterbacks Coach 8-8-0 1-1
2010 Denver Broncos Wide Receivers Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2009 Denver Broncos Wide Receivers Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2008 San Francisco 49ers Offensive Assistant Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2007 Detroit Lions Quarterbacks Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2006 Detroit Lions Offensive Quality Control Coach 3-13-0 0-0
2005 Detroit Lions Offensive Assistant Coach / Scouting Assistant 5-11-0 0-0
2004 Detroit Lions Scouting Assistant 6-10-0 0-0
2003 Detroit Lions Scouting Assistant 5-11-0 0-0
2002 Louisiana State Tigers Defensive Assistant Coach 8-5-0
2001 Louisiana State Tigers Defensive Assistant Coach 10-3-0
2000 Louisiana State Tigers Graduate Assistant 8-4-0

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