Doug Marrone

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
17 115-159-0 41.97% 5-4 55.56%

Coaching Tree


Herman Edwards, Sean Payton


Mike Pettine, Nathaniel Hackett


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Career Summary

Doug Marrone was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 2002 to 2023, finishing his career as the offensive line coach of the New Orleans Saints. Over his seventeen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 115-159-0. During his career he was a head coach for six seasons, first with the Buffalo Bills. He led the Bills for two seasons, compiling a record of 15-17-0. He resigned from the Bills on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Marrone resigned from the Bills after two seasons with the Bills. He exercised a clause in his contract giving him an opportunity to leave the team in the event of an ownership change. His next head coaching stint was with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2017 to 2020, as he led the team to a 22-42-0 record. He was fired from the Jaguars on Monday, January 4, 2021. His final season with the Jaguars saw the team finish with the worst record in the league at 1-15. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 37-59-0 across six seasons including going 2-1-0 in the playoffs.

Career Awards

During the 2008 season as the offensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints he coached Drew Brees to the AP Offensive Player of the Year.

Doug Marrone Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Marrone served as an assistant coach for Herman Edwards, Sean Payton, Gus Bradley, and Dennis Allen. Four of these years were spent on Edwards' coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Mike Pettine and Nathaniel Hackett) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 14-33-0 in the regular season and 0-0 in the playoffs during their three seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

Marrone was born on Saturday, July 25, 1964 in Bronx, New York.

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Playing Career

College Football

Marrone played college football at Syracuse University from 1982-85 as an offensive lineman. During his time as a player, he earned AP All-East First Team honors twice (’83, ’85) and Second team once (’84).

Professional Football

After college, he would be drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the 6th round, but would never play for them. After sitting out one season, Marrone would play for the Miami Dolphins in 1987 and the New Orleans Saints in 1989. He would also play in the NFL Europe for the London Monarchs in 1991-92.

Coaching Career


After his playing career ended, Marrone started his coaching career at SUNY-Cortland in 1992 coaching Tight Ends. The next two seasons were spent coaching offensive linemen for U.S. Coast Guard Academy (’93) and at Northwestern University (’94). In 1995, Marrone would settle at Georgia Tech for three seasons. Georgia Tech was coached by George O’Leary. O’Leary was the D-Line coach at Syracuse during Marrone’s time in college. During his time at Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets would start the current 16-year Bowl streak that is the longest in school history. He would coach two more years in college, ’00 at Georgia and ’01 at Tennessee, before jumping to the NFL.


In 2002, Marrone would join the New York Jets as their Offensive Line coach under Herman Edwards. The Jets experienced modest success during his tenure. The Jets won the division in 2002 and the wildcard in 2004, making it to the second round each time. Also, Curtis Martin, the Jets’ starting running back, won the rushing title in 2004 with Marrone’s offensive line leading the way. In 2006, Marrone would join Sean Payton with the New Orleans Saints as the Offensive Coordinator. During the offseason, the Saints would also bring in Drew Brees, Reggie Bush, and Marques Colston. These moves would retool the offense for many years to come. The team responded right away to these moves with a 10-6 season and winning the NFC South. The offense would set club records and lead the NFL in total yards. The explosive offense would continue, as the Saints would have one of the top offenses for the rest of his tenure.

Return to Syracuse

In 2009, Marrone would return to his Alma mater as head coach to turn around a program that had been struggling in recent years. Syracuse had gone 26-57 in the previous 7 seasons, without a single winning season and only one bowl appearance (2004). During Marrone’s four seasons at Syracuse, the Orange would go 25-25 with two victories in the Pinstripe Bowl. They would also post two winning seasons (2010, 2012).

Buffalo Bills

After the 2012 Pinstripe Bowl, Marrone left Syracuse to take the vacant coaching position with the Buffalo Bills. During his two seasons with the Bills, they failed to make the playoffs. After the 2014 season, Marrone opted out of his contract with the Bills on the grounds that if there was an ownership change, he could leave the team.

Jacksonville Jaguars

In January, Marrone was hired as the assistant head coach for offense and offensive line coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2023 New Orleans Saints Offensive Line Coach 9-8-0 0-0
2022 New Orleans Saints Offensive Line Coach 7-10-0 0-0
2020 Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach 1-15-0 0-0
2019 Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2018 Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2017 Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach 10-6-0 2-1
2016 Jacksonville Jaguars Assistant Head Coach-Offense / Offensive Line Coach 2-12-0 0-0
2016 Jacksonville Jaguars Interim Head Coach / Offensive Line Coach 1-1-0 0-0
2015 Jacksonville Jaguars Assistant Head Coach-Offense / Offensive Line Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2014 Buffalo Bills Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2013 Buffalo Bills Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2012 Syracuse Orange Head Coach 8-5-0
2011 Syracuse Orange Head Coach 5-7-0
2010 Syracuse Orange Head Coach 8-5-0
2009 Syracuse Orange Head Coach 4-8-0
2008 New Orleans Saints Offensive Coordinator 8-8-0 0-0
2007 New Orleans Saints Offensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
2006 New Orleans Saints Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 1-1
2005 New York Jets Offensive Line Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2004 New York Jets Offensive Line Coach 10-6-0 1-1
2003 New York Jets Offensive Line Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2002 New York Jets Offensive Line Coach 9-7-0 1-1
1999 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Offensive Line Coach 8-4-0
1998 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Offensive Line Coach 10-2-0
1997 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Offensive Line Coach 7-5-0
1996 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Tight Ends Coach 5-6-0
1995 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Director of Football Operations 6-5-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 6
  • Named the interim head coach during the 2016 season for the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Years as a coordinator: 3
  • Third in total wins for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Third in winning percentage for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Past teams coached for: New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, New York Jets
  • College Attended: Syracuse Orange
  • Date of Birth: Saturday, July 25, 1964 (59 years old), Bronx, New York