|Years Coached||Record||Win %||Playoff record||Playoff win %|
Ray Perkins was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1974 to 2000, finishing his career as the running backs coach of the Cleveland Browns. Over his nineteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 114-174-0. During his career he was a head coach for eight seasons, first with the New York Giants. He led the Giants for four seasons, compiling a record of 23-34-0. His next head coaching stint was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1987 to 1990, as he led the team to a 20-43-0 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 43-77-0 across eight seasons including going 1-1-0 in the playoffs.
During his time as head coach and offensive coordinator he coached two players to award-winning seasons. As the head coach for the Giants Lawrence Taylor won AP Defensive Player of the Year (2) and AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. As the offensive coordinator for the Patriots Curtis Martin won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Ray Perkins Coaching Tree
Before he was a head coach, Perkins served as an assistant coach for Chuck Fairbanks, Bill Parcells, Joe Bugel, and Chris Palmer. During this time, he coached for four years for Chuck Fairbanks and Bill Parcells. During his time as head coach, five assistant coaches, (Bill Belichick, Romeo Crennel, Bill Parcells, Richard Williamson, and Marc Trestman) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 504-359-1 in the regular season and 42-21 in the playoffs during their fifty-five seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has combined for eight championships, most recently in 2018 by the New England Patriots, led by Bill Belichick.
Perkins was born on Thursday, February 6, 1941 in Petal, Mississippi. He died on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the age of 79.
|2000 Cleveland Browns||Running Backs Coach||3-13-0||0-0|
|1999 Cleveland Browns||Tight Ends Coach||2-14-0||0-0|
|1997 Oakland Raiders||Offensive Coordinator||4-12-0||0-0|
|1996 New England Patriots||Offensive Coordinator||11-5-0||2-1|
|1995 New England Patriots||Offensive Coordinator||6-10-0||0-0|
|1994 New England Patriots||Offensive Coordinator||10-6-0||0-1|
|1993 New England Patriots||Offensive Coordinator||5-11-0||0-0|
|1990 Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Head Coach||6-10-0||0-0|
|1989 Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Head Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
|1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Head Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
|1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Head Coach||4-11-0||0-0|
|1982 New York Giants||Head Coach||4-5-0||0-0|
|1981 New York Giants||Head Coach||9-7-0||1-1|
|1980 New York Giants||Head Coach||4-12-0||0-0|
|1979 New York Giants||Head Coach||6-10-0||0-0|
|1977 New England Patriots||Wide Receivers Coach||9-5-0||0-0|
|1976 New England Patriots||Wide Receivers Coach||11-3-0||0-1|
|1975 New England Patriots||Wide Receivers Coach||3-11-0||0-0|
|1974 New England Patriots||Wide Receivers Coach||7-7-0||0-0|
Coach history guide
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- Years as head coach: 8
- Years as a coordinator: 5
- Conference Championships won: 1996
- Past teams coached for: Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Giants
- College Attended: Alabama Crimson Tide
- Date of Birth: Thursday, February 6, 1941 (79 years old), Petal, Mississippi