John Mackovic

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
6 48-41-0 53.93% 3-3 50.00%

Coaching Tree


Tom Landry


Bud Carson, Frank Gansz, Richard Williamson


Career Summary

John Mackovic was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1981 to 1986, finishing his career as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Over his six years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 48-41-0. He was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs from 1983 until the 1986 season, during which time the Chiefs went 30-34-0. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons.

Career Awards

During the 1984 season as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs he coached Bill Maas to the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.

John Mackovic Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Mackovic served as an assistant coach for Tom Landry. He spent two years as an assistant coach to Tom Landry, finishing as the quarterbacks coach in 1982. During his time as head coach, three assistant coaches, (Bud Carson, Richard Williamson, and Frank Gansz) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 22-48-2 in the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs during their five seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1986 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1985 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1984 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1983 Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1982 Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks Coach 6-3-0 2-1
1981 Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks Coach 12-4-0 1-1

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 4
  • Fifth in winning percentage for the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Past teams coached for: Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys
  • College Attended: Wake Forest Demon Deacons