John McKay

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
9 44-88-1 33.46% 1-3 25.00%

Coaching Tree

Children:

Wayne Fontes, Joe Gibbs


Biography

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Career Summary

John McKay was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1976 to 1984, finishing his career as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Over his nine years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 44-88-1. He was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1976 until the 1984 season, during which time the Buccaneers went 44-88-1. During his career he was a head coach for nine seasons.

Career Awards

During the 1979 season as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers he coached Lee Roy Selmon to the AP Defensive Player of the Year.

John McKay Coaching Tree

During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Wayne Fontes and Joe Gibbs) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 218-158-0 in the regular season and 18-10 in the playoffs during their twenty-four seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has combined for three championships, most recently in 1991 by the Washington Redskins, led by Joe Gibbs.

Personal Information

McKay was born on Thursday, July 5, 1923 in Everettville, West Virginia.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1984 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 2-14-0 0-0
1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 5-4-0 0-1
1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 9-7-0 0-1
1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 5-10-1 0-0
1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1978 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 2-12-0 0-0
1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 0-14-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 9
  • Third in total wins for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Past teams coached for: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Colleges Attended: Purdue and Oregon
  • Date of Birth: Thursday, July 5, 1923 (77 years old), Everettville, West Virginia