Gary Kubiak

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
27 257-170-1 60.16% 19-10 65.52%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

George Seifert, Mike Shanahan

Children:

Vance Joseph, Matt LaFleur, Kyle Shanahan, Robert Saleh


Biography

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Career Summary

Gary Kubiak was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1994 to 2020, finishing his career as the assistant head coach/offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings. Over his twenty-seven years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 257-174-1. During his career he was a head coach for ten seasons, first with the Houston Texans. He led the Texans for eight seasons, compiling a record of 61-67-0. He was fired from the Texans. His next head coaching stint was with the Denver Broncos from 2015 to 2016, as he led the team to a 21-11-0 record. In 2015, the Broncos won the Super Bowl against the Carolina Panthers 24-10. He retired from the Broncos. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 82-78-0 across ten seasons including going 5-2-0 in the playoffs.

Career Awards

During his time as head coach and offensive coordinator he coached six players to award-winning seasons. As the offensive coordinator for the Broncos Terrell Davis won AP Offensive Player of the Year (2) and Most Valuable Player, Clinton Portis won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, and Mike Anderson won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. As the head coach for the Texans DeMeco Ryans won AP Defensive Rookie of the Year, Brian Cushing won AP Defensive Rookie of the Year, and J.J. Watt won AP Defensive Player of the Year.

Gary Kubiak Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Kubiak served as an assistant coach for George Seifert, Mike Shanahan, John Harbaugh, and Mike Zimmer. Eleven of these years were spent on Shanahan's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, four assistant coaches, (Kyle Shanahan, Robert Saleh, Matt LaFleur, and Vance Joseph) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 66-62-0 in the regular season and 4-3 in the playoffs during their eleven seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

Kubiak was born on Tuesday, August 15, 1961 in Houston, Texas. Kubiak and his family have strong ties to football. Kubiak and his wife, Rhonda, have three sons: Klint, Klay, and Klein. Both Klint and Klein have both worked with NFL teams for several years, while Klay has been a high school football head coach.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2020 Minnesota Vikings Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
2019 Minnesota Vikings Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Advisor 10-6-0 1-1
2018 Minnesota Vikings Senior Personnel Advisor 8-7-1 0-0
2017 Minnesota Vikings Senior Personnel Advisor 13-3-0 1-1
2016 Denver Broncos Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2015 Denver Broncos Head Coach 12-4-0 3-0
2014 Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 1-1
2013 Houston Texans Head Coach 2-10-0 0-0
2012 Houston Texans Head Coach 12-4-0 1-1
2011 Houston Texans Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
2010 Houston Texans Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2009 Houston Texans Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2008 Houston Texans Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2007 Houston Texans Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2006 Houston Texans Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2005 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator 13-3-0 1-1
2004 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
2003 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
2002 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2001 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2000 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1999 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1998 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 14-2-0 3-0
1997 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 12-4-0 4-0
1996 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 13-3-0 0-1
1995 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1994 San Francisco 49ers Quarterbacks Coach 13-3-0 3-0
1993 Texas A&M Aggies Running Backs Coach 10-2-0
1992 Texas A&M Aggies Running Backs Coach 12-1-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Spent his entire playing career as the backup quarterback to John Elway (1983-1991)
  • He would later return as Elway's position coach and Coordinator during the back-to-back Super Bowl victories.