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Pep Hamilton

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
14 103-121-0 45.98% 4-3 57.14%


Pep Hamilton was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 2000 to 2016, finishing his career as the associate head coach-offense of the Cleveland Browns. Over his fourteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 103-121-0.

Playing Career

College Career

Howard University

Pep Hamilton played college football at Howard University in Washington, D.C. While he was recruited to play quarterback, his head coach Steve Wilson viewed him more as a coach. As a backup to two All-American quarterbacks during his time at Howard, he served as an additional coach to help the starting quarterbacks.

Coaching Career

College Coaching

Howard University

When Hamilton graduated, Wilson wanted to hire him on as a graduate assistant. However, Hamilton had to turn him down because he needed a full time position. Wilson countered by allowing him to join the staff as the quarterbacks coach. Howard coached the quarterbacks in 1997 and 1998, and in 1999 added the role of offensive coordinator to his duties.

NFL Career

Kansas City Chiefs

During his time at Howard, he also worked as an intern for several NFL teams during the offseason. His first team that he interned with was the Kansas City Chiefs under head coach Gunther Cunningham for the 2000 season.

Washington Redskins

During the 2001 offseason Hamilton interned for the Washington Redskins under head coachMarty Schottenheimer.

Baltimore Ravens

Once he permanently left Howard, he secured his final NFL internship during the 2002 season with the Baltimore Ravens under head coach Brian Billick.

New York Jets

By 2003, Hamilton secured his first full time NFL position with the New York Jets as their offensive quality control coach. By 2004, head coach Herman Edwards promoted him to offensive assistant/quarterbacks coach. In this role, he worked closely with quarterback coach Jim Hostler. During his three seasons with the Jets, the team made one playoff appearance with an overall record of 20-28.

San Francisco 49ers

In 2006, Hamilton was hired by the San Francisco 49ers as their new offensive assistant/quarterbacks coach, working with Hostler again. Coaching second-year quarterback Alex Smith, Smith made substantial progress from his first to second year as the team improved to 7-9.

Chicago Bears

His stay with the 49ers only lasted one season. In 2007, he was hired by the Chicago Bears to be their quarterbacks coach and to improve off their Super Bowl appearance. He stayed with the Bears for three seasons, but the team never made the playoffs.

Return to College

Stanford Cardinal

In 2010, Hamilton returned to coaching college when Jim Harbaugh hired him to be the Stanford Cardinal's wide receiver coach. When Harbaugh left Stanford to coach in the NFL, offensive coordinator David Shaw was promoted to head coach. Shaw promoted Hamilton to his old role as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. During 2011 season, Hamilton helped coach quarterback Andrew Luck to his second All-American and second runner-up in the Heisman voting. Hamilton remained one more season at Stanford where the team maintained the level of success with a victory in the Rose Bowl.

Return to the NFL

Indianapolis Colts

In 2013, Hamilton returned to the NFL as the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts under head coach Chuck Pagano. His position with the Colts reunited him with Luck, and the Colts have won eleven games in each of their seasons together at the NFL level, making the playoffs both seasons.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2016 Associate Head Coach-Offense 1-15-0 0-0
2015 Offensive Coordinator 8-8-0 0-0
2014 Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 2-1
2013 Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 1-1
2009 Quarterbacks Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2008 Quarterbacks Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2007 Quarterbacks Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2006 Quarterbacks Coach / Offensive Assistant Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2005 Quarterbacks Coach / Offensive Assistant Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2004 Quarterbacks Coach / Offensive Assistant Coach 10-6-0 1-1
2003 Offensive Quality Control Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2002 Pro Personnel Intern 7-9-0 0-0
2001 Summer Coaching Intern 8-8-0 0-0
2000 Summer Coaching Intern / Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship 7-9-0 0-0

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