Red Miller

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
21 145-146-9 49.83% 3-5 37.50%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Chuck Fairbanks, Jack Faulkner, Don McCafferty, Lou Saban, Mac Speedie, Charley Winner

Children:

Bill Belichick, Rod Dowhower


Biography

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Career Summary

Red Miller was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1960 to 1980, finishing his career as the head coach of the Denver Broncos. Over his twenty-one years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 145-146-9. He was the head coach of the Denver Broncos from 1977 until the 1980 season, during which time the Broncos went 40-22-0. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons.

Career Awards

Miller won the NFL's Coach of the Year award in 1977 after guiding the Broncos to a 12-2-0 record and a a berth in Super Bowl XII. As the head coach of the Denver Broncos he coached two players to award-winning seasons: Craig Morton, Comeback Player of the Year in 1977; Randy Gradishar, AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1978.

Red Miller Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Miller served as an assistant coach for Lou Saban, Jack Faulkner, Mac Speedie, Charley Winner, Don McCafferty, and Chuck Fairbanks. Five of these years were spent on Winner's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Bill Belichick and Rod Dowhower) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 298-167-0 in the regular season and 31-13 in the playoffs during their thirty seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has combined for six championships, most recently in 2018 by the New England Patriots, led by Bill Belichick.

Personal Information

Miller was born on Monday, October 31, 1927 in Macomb, Illinois. He died on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the age of 89.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1980 Denver Broncos Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1979 Denver Broncos Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1978 Denver Broncos Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1977 Denver Broncos Head Coach 12-2-0 2-1
1976 New England Patriots Offensive Line Coach 11-3-0 0-1
1975 New England Patriots Offensive Line Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1974 New England Patriots Offensive Line Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1973 New England Patriots Offensive Line Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1972 Baltimore Colts Offensive Line Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1971 Baltimore Colts Offensive Line Coach 10-4-0 1-1
1970 St. Louis Cardinals Offensive Line Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1969 St. Louis Cardinals Offensive Line Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1968 St. Louis Cardinals Offensive Line Coach 9-4-1 0-0
1967 St. Louis Cardinals Offensive Line Coach 6-7-1 0-0
1966 St. Louis Cardinals Offensive Line Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1965 Denver Broncos Offensive Line Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1964 Denver Broncos Offensive Line Coach 2-11-1 0-0
1963 Denver Broncos Offensive Line Coach 2-11-1 0-0
1962 Buffalo Bills Offensive Line Coach 7-6-1 0-0
1961 Boston Patriots Offensive Line Coach 9-4-1 0-0
1960 Boston Patriots Offensive Line Coach 5-9-0 0-0

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