Mike Holovak

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
14 85-98-13 46.68% 1-1 50.00%

Coaching Tree


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Marion Campbell


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Career Summary

Mike Holovak was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1960 to 1976, finishing his career as the interim head coach of the New York Jets. Over his fourteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 85-98-13. He was the head coach of the Boston Patriots from 1962 until the 1968 season, during which time the Patriots went 45-45-8. During his career he was a head coach for seven seasons.

Career Awards

As the head coach of the Boston Patriots he coached two players to award-winning seasons: Gino Cappelletti, AP AFL Player of the Year in 1964; Jim Nance, AP AFL Player of the Year in 1966.

Mike Holovak Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Holovak served as an assistant coach for Lou Saban, Dick Nolan, John Madden, Weeb Ewbank, Charley Winner, and Lou Holtz. Two of these years were spent on Saban's coaching staff. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Marion Campbell, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Mike Holovak's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, and Atlanta Falcons for eight seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 36-85-1 and 0-0 in the playoffs.

Personal Information

Holovak was born on Friday, September 19, 1919 in Lansford, Pennsylvania.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1976 New York Jets Interim Head Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1974 New York Jets Offensive Backfield Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1973 New York Jets Wide Receivers Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1971 Oakland Raiders Wide Receivers Coach 8-4-2 0-0
1969 San Francisco 49ers Offensive Backfield Coach 4-8-2 0-0
1968 Boston Patriots Head Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1967 Boston Patriots Head Coach 3-10-1 0-0
1966 Boston Patriots Head Coach 8-4-2 0-0
1965 Boston Patriots Head Coach 4-8-2 0-0
1964 Boston Patriots Head Coach 10-3-1 0-0
1963 Boston Patriots Head Coach 7-6-1 1-1
1962 Boston Patriots Head Coach 9-4-1 0-0
1961 Boston Patriots Interim Head Coach / Offensive Backfield Coach 7-1-0 0-0
1961 Boston Patriots Offensive Backfield Coach 2-3-1 0-0
1960 Boston Patriots Offensive Backfield Coach 5-9-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 7
  • Named the interim head coach during the 1961 season for the Boston Patriots and the 1976 season for the New York Jets
  • Second in total wins for the New England Patriots.
  • Past teams coached for: New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Boston Patriots
  • Date of Birth: Friday, September 19, 1919 (88 years old), Lansford, Pennsylvania