Jack Patera

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
19 140-120-2 53.82% 6-6 50.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

George Allen, Bud Grant, Allie Sherman, Harland Svare

Children:

Jim E. Mora (Sr.)


Biography

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Career Summary

Jack Patera was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1963 to 1982, finishing his career as the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Over his nineteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 144-123-2. He was the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks from 1976 until the 1982 season, during which time the Seahawks went 39-62-0. During his career he was a head coach for seven seasons.

Career Awards

Patera won the NFL's Coach of the Year award in 1978 after guiding the Seahawks to a 9-7-0 record and a four-win improvement over the previous season.

Jack Patera Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Patera served as an assistant coach for Harland Svare, George Allen, Allie Sherman, and Bud Grant. Seven of these years were spent on Grant's coaching staff. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Jim E. Mora (Sr.), was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Jack Patera's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts for fifteen seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 126-113-0 and 0-6 in the playoffs.

Personal Information

Patera was born on Tuesday, August 1, 1933 in Bismarck, North Dakota.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1982 Seattle Seahawks Head Coach 0-2-0 0-0
1981 Seattle Seahawks Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1980 Seattle Seahawks Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1979 Seattle Seahawks Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1978 Seattle Seahawks Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1977 Seattle Seahawks Head Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1976 Seattle Seahawks Head Coach 2-12-0 0-0
1975 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Line Coach 12-2-0 0-1
1974 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Line Coach 10-4-0 2-1
1973 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Line Coach 12-2-0 2-1
1972 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Line Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1971 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Line Coach 11-3-0 0-1
1970 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Line Coach 12-2-0 0-1
1969 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Line Coach 12-2-0 2-1
1967 New York Giants Defensive Line Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1966 Los Angeles Rams Defensive Line Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1965 Los Angeles Rams Defensive Line Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1964 Los Angeles Rams Defensive Line Coach 5-7-2 0-0
1963 Los Angeles Rams Defensive Line Coach 5-9-0 0-0

Coach history guide

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Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 7
  • Championships won: 1969
  • Conference Championships won: 1973 and 1974
  • Coach of the Year: 1978
  • Led the league in wins: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975
  • Fourth in total wins for the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Fifth in winning percentage for the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Past teams coached for: Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Los Angeles Rams
  • College Attended: Oregon Ducks
  • Date of Birth: Tuesday, August 1, 1933 (85 years old), Bismarck, North Dakota