Dan Henning

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
29 204-245-1 45.44% 12-4 75.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Joe Gibbs, Lou Holtz, Walt Michaels, Bill Peterson, Don Shula

Children:

Gunther Cunningham, Jim L. Mora (Jr.)


Biography

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Career Summary

Dan Henning was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1972 to 2010, finishing his career as the offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins. Over his twenty-nine years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 204-245-1. During his career he was a head coach for seven seasons, first with the Atlanta Falcons. He led the Falcons for four seasons, compiling a record of 22-41-1. His next head coaching stint was with the San Diego Chargers from 1989 to 1991, as he led the team to a 16-32-0 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 38-73-1 across seven seasons.

Career Awards

During his time as head coach and offensive coordinator he coached three players to award-winning seasons. As the offensive coordinator for the Dolphins Chad Pennington won Comeback Player of the Year. As the head coach for the Falcons Billy Johnson won Comeback Player of the Year. As the offensive coordinator for the Panthers Steve Smith won Comeback Player of the Year.

Dan Henning Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Henning served as an assistant coach for Bill Peterson, Lou Holtz, Walt Michaels, Don Shula, Joe Gibbs, Wayne Fontes, Marv Levy, Al Groh, John Fox, and Tony Sparano. Five of these years were spent on Fox's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Gunther Cunningham and Jim L. Mora (Jr.)) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 47-49-0 in the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs during their six seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Playing Career

Henning played quarterback while at college.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2010 Miami Dolphins Offensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
2009 Miami Dolphins Offensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
2008 Miami Dolphins Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
2006 Carolina Panthers Offensive Coordinator 8-8-0 0-0
2005 Carolina Panthers Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 2-1
2004 Carolina Panthers Offensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
2003 Carolina Panthers Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 3-1
2002 Carolina Panthers Offensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
2000 New York Jets Offensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-0
1997 Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1993 Detroit Lions Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-0
1992 Detroit Lions Offensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
1991 San Diego Chargers Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1990 San Diego Chargers Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1989 San Diego Chargers Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1988 Washington Redskins Passing Game Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1987 Washington Redskins Passing Game Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 11-4-0 3-0
1986 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 7-8-1 0-0
1985 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1984 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1983 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1982 Washington Redskins Assistant Head Coach 8-1-0 4-0
1981 Washington Redskins Assistant Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1980 Miami Dolphins Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1979 Miami Dolphins Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1978 New York Jets Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1977 New York Jets Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1976 New York Jets Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1972 Houston Oilers Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 1-13-0 0-0

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