Bill Parcells

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
26 229-178-1 56.25% 12-10 54.55%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Ron Erhardt, Ray Perkins

Children:

Bill Belichick, Tom Coughlin, Romeo Crennel, Al Groh, Todd Haley, Ray Handley, Eric Mangini, Chris Palmer, Sean Payton, Tony Sparano, Mike Zimmer, Anthony Lynn, Todd Bowles, Freddie Kitchens


Biography

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Career Summary

Bill Parcells was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1980 to 2010, finishing his career as the executive vice president of football operations of the Miami Dolphins. Over his twenty-six years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 229-178-1. During his career he was a head coach for nineteen seasons, first with the New York Giants. He led the Giants for eight seasons, compiling a record of 77-49-1. During his time leading the Giants the team won the Super Bowl in 1986 and 1990. His next head coaching stint was with the New England Patriots from 1993 to 1996, as he led the team to a 32-32-0 record. His third head coach placement began in 1997 with the New York Jets. He coached them for three seasons and the team had a 29-19-0 record during his tenure. He resigned from the Jets. His last opportunity as head coach began in 2003 with the Dallas Cowboys. He coached them for four seasons and the team had a 34-30-0 during his tenure with the team. During his entire head coaching career, his four teams combined for a record of 172-130-1 across nineteen seasons including going 11-8-0 in the playoffs.

Career Awards

Parcells won the NFL's Coach of the Year award two times throughout his career, most recently in 1994 after guiding the Patriots to a 10-6-0 record and a berth in the playoffs. During his time as defensive coordinator and head coach he coached three players to award-winning seasons. As the defensive coordinator for the Giants Lawrence Taylor won AP Defensive Player of the Year (2) and AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. As the head coach for the Giants Lawrence Taylor won AP Defensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player and Ottis Anderson won Comeback Player of the Year. As the head coach for the Patriots Curtis Martin won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Bill Parcells Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Parcells served as an assistant coach for Ron Erhardt and Ray Perkins. Two of these years were spent on Perkins' coaching staff. During his time as head coach, fourteen assistant coaches, (Romeo Crennel, Bill Belichick, Ray Handley, Tom Coughlin, Al Groh, Chris Palmer, Eric Mangini, Todd Haley, Sean Payton, Tony Sparano, Mike Zimmer, Anthony Lynn, Todd Bowles, and Freddie Kitchens) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 854-706-1 in the regular season and 55-34 in the playoffs during their one hundred and one seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has combined for nine championships, most recently in 2018 by the New England Patriots, led by Bill Belichick.

Personal Information

Parcells was born on Friday, August 22, 1941 in Englewood, New Jersey. He graduated from Wichita State University before embarking on his coaching career. He has two brothers, Doug and Don. He was married to Judith Goss from 1962 to 2002 and has three daughters.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2010 Miami Dolphins Executive Vice President of Football Operations 7-9-0 0-0
2009 Miami Dolphins Executive Vice President of Football Operations 7-9-0 0-0
2008 Miami Dolphins Executive Vice President of Football Operations 11-5-0 0-1
2006 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 9-7-0 0-1
2005 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2004 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2003 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2000 New York Jets General Manager 9-7-0 0-0
1999 New York Jets Head Coach / General Manager 8-8-0 0-0
1998 New York Jets Head Coach / General Manager 12-4-0 1-1
1997 New York Jets Head Coach / General Manager 9-7-0 0-0
1996 New England Patriots Head Coach 11-5-0 2-1
1995 New England Patriots Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1994 New England Patriots Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1993 New England Patriots Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1990 New York Giants Head Coach 13-3-0 3-0
1989 New York Giants Head Coach 12-4-0 0-1
1988 New York Giants Head Coach 10-6-0 0-0
1987 New York Giants Head Coach 6-9-0 0-0
1986 New York Giants Head Coach 14-2-0 3-0
1985 New York Giants Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1984 New York Giants Head Coach 9-7-0 1-1
1983 New York Giants Head Coach 3-12-1 0-0
1982 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach 4-5-0 0-0
1981 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach 9-7-0 1-1
1980 New England Patriots Linebackers Coach 10-6-0 0-0
1978 Air Force Falcons Head Coach 3-8-0
1977 Texas Tech Red Raiders Defensive Coordinator 7-5-0
1976 Texas Tech Red Raiders Defensive Coordinator 10-2-0
1975 Texas Tech Red Raiders Defensive Coordinator 6-5-0
1974 Vanderbilt Commodores Defensive Coordinator 7-3-2
1973 Vanderbilt Commodores Defensive Coordinator 5-6-0
1972 Florida State Seminoles Linebackers Coach 7-4-0
1971 Florida State Seminoles Linebackers Coach 8-4-0
1970 Florida State Seminoles Linebackers Coach 7-4-0
1969 Army Cadets Linebackers Coach 4-5-1
1968 Army Cadets Linebackers Coach 7-3-0
1967 Army Cadets Linebackers Coach 8-2-0
1966 Army Cadets Linebackers Coach 8-2-0
1965 Wichita State Shockers Defensive Line Coach 2-7-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 19
  • Years as a coordinator: 2
  • Championships won: 1986 and 1990
  • Conference Championships won: 1986, 1990, and 1996
  • Coach of the Year: 1986, 1994
  • Led the league in wins: 1986
  • Third in total wins for the New York Giants.
  • Fifth in total wins for the New England Patriots.
  • Fifth in total wins for the Dallas Cowboys.
  • First in winning percentage for the New York Jets.
  • Second in winning percentage for the New York Giants.
  • Most playoff wins in New York Giants history (8)
  • Past teams coached for: Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, New England Patriots, New York Giants
  • College Attended: Wichita State Shockers
  • Date of Birth: Friday, August 22, 1941 (79 years old), Englewood, New Jersey