Chris Palmer

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
24 180-185-0 49.32% 8-9 47.06%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Tom Coughlin, Bill Parcells, Jack Pardee

Children:

Romeo Crennel, Tony Sparano, Ken Whisenhunt


Biography

Career Summary

Chris Palmer was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1990 to 2016, finishing his career as the senior offensive assistant coach of the Buffalo Bills. Over his twenty-four years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 184-200-0. He was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 1999 until the 2000 season, during which time the Browns went 5-27-0. During his career he was a head coach for two seasons.

Chris Palmer Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Palmer served as an assistant coach for Jack Pardee, Bill Parcells, Tom Coughlin, Dom Capers, Mike Munchak, Jim Harbaugh, and Rex Ryan. During this time, he coached for five years for Bill Parcells and Tom Coughlin. During his time as head coach, three assistant coaches, (Tony Sparano, Ken Whisenhunt, and Romeo Crennel) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 103-157-0 in the regular season and 4-3 in the playoffs during their seventeen seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

Palmer was born on Friday, September 23, 1949 in Brewster, New York.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2016 Buffalo Bills Senior Offensive Assistant Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2015 Buffalo Bills Senior Offensive Assistant Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2014 San Francisco 49ers Offensive Assistant Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2012 Tennessee Titans Offensive Coordinator 4-7-0 0-0
2011 Tennessee Titans Offensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-0
2009 New York Giants Quarterbacks Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2008 New York Giants Quarterbacks Coach 12-4-0 0-1
2007 New York Giants Quarterbacks Coach 10-6-0 4-0
2006 Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks Coach 9-7-0 0-1
2005 Houston Texans Offensive Coordinator 0-2-0 0-0
2004 Houston Texans Offensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
2003 Houston Texans Offensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
2002 Houston Texans Offensive Coordinator 4-12-0 0-0
2000 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1999 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 2-14-0 0-0
1998 Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 1-1
1997 Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
1996 New England Patriots Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 11-5-0 2-1
1995 New England Patriots Wide Receivers Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1994 New England Patriots Wide Receivers Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1993 New England Patriots Wide Receivers Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1992 Houston Oilers Wide Receivers Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1991 Houston Oilers Wide Receivers Coach 11-5-0 1-1
1990 Houston Oilers Wide Receivers Coach 9-7-0 0-1

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