Woody Widenhofer

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
17 158-96-1 62.16% 15-7 68.18%

Biography

Career Summary

Woody Widenhofer was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1973 to 1994, finishing his career as the linebackers coach of the Cleveland Browns. Over his seventeen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 158-96-1.

Playing Career

Widenhofer played linebacker while at college.

Personal Information

Widenhofer was born on Wednesday, January 20, 1943 in Butler, Pennsylvania.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1994 Cleveland Browns Linebackers Coach 11-5-0 1-1
1993 Cleveland Browns Linebackers Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1992 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
1991 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator 12-4-0 1-1
1990 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
1989 Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1983 Pittsburgh Steelers Assistant Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1982 Pittsburgh Steelers Assistant Head Coach 6-3-0 0-1
1981 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 8-8-0 0-0
1980 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-0
1979 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 12-4-0 3-0
1978 Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers Coach / Defensive Backs Coach 14-2-0 3-0
1977 Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers Coach 9-5-0 0-1
1976 Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers Coach 10-4-0 1-1
1975 Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers Coach 12-2-0 3-0
1974 Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers Coach 10-3-1 3-0
1973 Pittsburgh Steelers Linebackers Coach 10-4-0 0-1

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as a coordinator: 7
  • Championships won: 1974, 1975, 1978, and 1979
  • Conference Championships won: 1974, 1975, 1978, and 1979
  • Past teams coached for: Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Colleges Attended: Missouri and Michigan State
  • Position Played: Linebacker
  • Date of Birth: Wednesday, January 20, 1943 (77 years old), Butler, Pennsylvania