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Mike Vrabel

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
6 40-40-0 50.00% 1-2 33.33%


Mike Vrabel is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the head coach for the Tennessee Titans since 2018. During this time period, the Titans compiled a 9-7-0 record. He was the head coach of the Tennessee Titans from 2018 until the 2019 season, during which time the Titans went 9-7-0. During his career he was a head coach for two seasons.

Playing Career

College Career

Ohio State University

Mike Vrabel played college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 1993 to 1996. During his award-winning college career, he was named to the All-American team in both 1995 and 1996. He also won the Big 10 Defensive Lineman of the Year during those years, becoming the first player to ever win the award twice.

NFL Career

Pittsburgh Steelers

After his distinguished career at Ohio State, Vrabel was selected in the 3rd round of the 1997 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played four seasons with the Steelers.

New England Patriots

In the 2001 offseason he signed a free agent contract with the New England Patriots. He was a stalwart on the defensive front for the Patriots, helping to lead the defense as the Patriots won three Super Bowls in his first four seasons with the team. His best year with the team came in 2007 when he was named the All-Pro team following the Patriots 18-1 season. In addition to his role on defense, he was a versatile contributor on the offensive end as well, catching 12 touchdown passes as a tight end.

Kansas City Chiefs

Following the 2008 season, Vrabel was traded with quarterback Matt Cassel to the Kansas City Chiefs where Vrabel finished out his career. Serving as a veteran leader on the team, Vrabel played 2009 and 2010 for the Chiefs to conclude his 14-year career.

Coaching Career

College Coaching

Ohio State University

Following the conclusion of his playing days, Vrabel moved to the sideline as a coach for his alma mater. His first role with Ohio State was serving as the linebackers coach for the 2011 season. After that season, he spent two years as the defensive line coach for the Buckeyes. During his three seasons he also was crucial to the Buckeyes recruiting efforts, earning national praise as a recruiter in both 2012 and 2013.

NFL Coaching Career

Houston Texans

Vrabel moved to the NFL following the 2013 season as the linebackers coach for the Houston Texans. His impact was immediate as several linebackers, such as Brian Cushing and Mike Mohamed, had their best years of their career. He was promoted to defensive coordinator for the 2017 season after previous defensive coordinator Wade Romeo Crennel became the assistant head coach of the team. However, the defense struggled after they suffered key injuries to All-NFL caliber players such as J.J. Watt.

Tennessee Titans

In January of 2018 Vrabel was hired as the new head coach of the Tennessee Titans after failing to come to terms with former head coach Mike Mularkey.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2019 Head Coach 0-0-0 0-0
2018 Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2017 Defensive Coordinator 4-12-0 0-0
2016 Linebackers Coach 9-7-0 1-1
2015 Linebackers Coach 9-7-0 0-1
2014 Linebackers Coach 9-7-0 0-0

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