Sean Payton

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
24 222-162-1 57.79% 11-11 50.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Jim Fassel, Bill Parcells, Ray Rhodes

Children:

Dennis Allen, Dan Campbell, Marc Trestman, Doug Marrone


Biography

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Career Summary

Sean Payton was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1997 to 2021, finishing his career as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints. Over his twenty-four years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 222-162-1. He was the head coach of the New Orleans Saints from 2006 until the 2021 season, during which time the Saints went 152-89-0. During his career he was a head coach for fifteen seasons. In 2009, the Saints won the Super Bowl against the Indianapolis Colts 31-17. He retired from the Saints on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Payton stepped down from his role with the Saints after the conclusion of the 2021 season with three years remaining on his contract.

Career Awards

Payton won the NFL's Coach of the Year award in 2006 after guiding the Saints to a 10-6-0 record and a a berth in the playoffs. As the head coach of the New Orleans Saints he coached three players to award-winning seasons: Drew Brees, AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2008; Drew Brees, AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2011; Marshon Lattimore, AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2017; Alvin Kamara, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2017.

Sean Payton Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Payton served as an assistant coach for Ray Rhodes, Jim Fassel, and Bill Parcells. Four of these years were spent on Fassel's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, four assistant coaches, (Dennis Allen, Doug Marrone, Marc Trestman, and Dan Campbell) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 61-121-1 in the regular season and 2-1 in the playoffs during their fourteen seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

Payton was born on Sunday, December 29, 1963 in San Mateo, California.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2021 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 9-8-0 0-0
2020 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 12-4-0 1-1
2019 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 13-3-0 0-1
2018 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 13-3-0 1-1
2017 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 11-5-0 1-1
2016 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2015 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2014 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2013 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 11-5-0 1-1
2011 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 13-3-0 1-1
2010 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
2009 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 13-3-0 3-0
2008 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2007 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2006 New Orleans Saints Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
2005 Dallas Cowboys Assistant Head Coach / Passing Game Coordinator 9-7-0 0-0
2004 Dallas Cowboys Assistant Head Coach / Quarterbacks Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2003 Dallas Cowboys Assistant Head Coach / Quarterbacks Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2002 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
2001 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
2000 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 12-4-0 2-1
1999 New York Giants Quarterbacks Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1998 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1997 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach 6-9-1 0-0
1996 Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks Coach 2-9-0
1995 Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 8-2-1
1994 Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 5-5-1
1993 San Diego State Aztecs Running Backs Coach 6-6-0
1992 San Diego State Aztecs Running Backs Coach 5-5-1
1989 San Diego State Aztecs Quarterbacks Coach / Tight Ends Coach / Offensive Assistant Coach 6-5-1
1988 San Diego State Aztecs Quarterbacks Coach / Offensive Assistant Coach 3-8-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 15
  • Years as a coordinator: 3
  • Championships won: 2009
  • Conference Championships won: 2000 and 2009
  • Coach of the Year: 2006
  • Led the league in wins: 2018
  • First in total wins for the New Orleans Saints.
  • First in winning percentage for the New Orleans Saints.
  • Most playoff wins in New Orleans Saints history (9)
  • Past teams coached for: New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles
  • College Attended: Eastern Illinois Panthers
  • Date of Birth: Sunday, December 29, 1963 (58 years old), San Mateo, California
  • Payton's salary is reported at $9.8 million a year