Tommy Hudspeth

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
2 12-16-0 42.86% 0-0 0.00%

Coaching Tree


Rick Forzano


Bill Belichick


Career Summary

Tommy Hudspeth was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1976 to 1977, finishing his career as the head coach of the Detroit Lions. Over his two years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 12-16-0. He was the head coach of the Lions for the 1977 season. The Lions went 6-8-0 in this lone season as a head coach. During his career he was a head coach for one season. He was fired from the Lions on Monday, January 9, 1978.

Career Awards

During the 1976 season as the interim head coach of the Detroit Lions he coached Greg Landry to the Comeback Player of the Year.

Tommy Hudspeth Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Hudspeth served as an assistant coach for Rick Forzano. He spent one years as an assistant coach to Rick Forzano, finishing as the interim head coach/scout in 1976. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Bill Belichick, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Tommy Hudspeth's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots for twenty-nine seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 302-165-0 and 31-13 in the playoffs. His also coached the 2001 Patriots, 2003 Patriots, 2004 Patriots, 2014 Patriots, 2016 Patriots, and 2018 Patriots to the Super Bowl.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1977 Detroit Lions Head Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1976 Detroit Lions Interim Head Coach / Scout 6-8-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 1
  • Named the interim head coach during the 1976 season for the Detroit Lions
  • Past teams coached for: Detroit Lions