Walt Michaels

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
10 56-85-2 39.86% 2-2 50.00%

Coaching Tree


Marty Feldman, Mike McCormack


Dan Henning, Joe Walton


Career Summary

Walt Michaels was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1962 to 1982, finishing his career as the head coach of the New York Jets. Over his ten years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 56-85-2. He was the head coach of the New York Jets from 1977 until the 1982 season, during which time the Jets went 39-47-1. During his career he was a head coach for six seasons.

Walt Michaels Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Michaels served as an assistant coach for Marty Feldman and Mike McCormack. Three of these years were spent on McCormack's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Dan Henning and Joe Walton) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 91-130-2 in the regular season and 1-2 in the playoffs during their fourteen seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1982 New York Jets Head Coach 6-3-0 2-1
1981 New York Jets Head Coach 10-5-1 0-1
1980 New York Jets Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1979 New York Jets Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1978 New York Jets Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1977 New York Jets Head Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1975 Philadelphia Eagles Linebackers Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1974 Philadelphia Eagles Linebackers Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1973 Philadelphia Eagles Linebackers Coach 5-8-1 0-0
1962 Oakland Raiders Assistant Coach 1-13-0 0-0

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