Joe Philbin

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
17 135-124-1 52.12% 6-5 54.55%

Coaching Tree


Mike McCarthy, Mike Sherman


Zac Taylor


Career Summary

Joe Philbin is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the offensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys since 2020. Prior to this season, he coached for the Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, and Indianapolis Colts for sixteen seasons. His most recent position was with the Packers as their interim head coach/offensive coordinator. He was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2012 until the 2015 season, during which time the Dolphins went 29-35-0. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons.

Career Awards

During the 2011 season as the offensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers he coached Aaron Rodgers to the Most Valuable Player.

Joe Philbin Coaching Tree

One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Zac Taylor, was eventually hired as a head coach. He is the current head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. After coaching with Joe Philbin he has posted a 6-25-1 record as head coach.

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Playing Career

Philbin played one season of college football for Washington and Jefferson College. He played tight end as the Presidents finished the 1980 season with a record of 2-7 under head coach Pat Mondock.

Coaching Career

College Career

After a few years away from football, Philbin began his coaching career for the Tulane University Green Wave as a Graduate Assistant while working on his Master’s degree. However, Tulane was not successful during his time, winning only four games in two seasons. After finishing his Master’s degree, he moved into coaching full-time with Worchester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). During his time at Tulane, he began working with Mike Sherman who was the Green Wave’s Offensive Line coach. They would form a coaching relationship that would span several decades.


After Tulane, Philbin was hired as the Offensive Line Coach the WPI Engineers, a position that he held for two seasons. The Engineers went 5-3 in 1986 and regressed to 2-6 in 1987.

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

After a brief stint at WPI, Philbin took another position with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy continuing his career coaching on the offensive line. During his time with the school, he first coached with Lou Anarumo who would later coach with him during his time in Miami. During his two seasons with the team, the team finished 2-8 in 1988 and 5-4 in 1989.

Allegheny College

After two seasons at the service academy, Philbin began coaching at Allegheny College under new head coach Ken O’Keefe as the Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach. During his four seasons with the Gators, the team had several successful seasons. They won the Division III National Championship in 1990, the school’s first. During Philbin’s four seasons, the team posted two undefeated seasons. After his tenure with the team, Philbin would begin coaching at the Division I level.

University of Ohio

After his successful stint with Allegheny, Philbin moved to Ohio University for a year-long sting as the Offensive Line Coach for the 1994 season. However, the season was a failure as the Bobcats went 0-11 leading to the entire staff being dismissed.

Northeastern University

After his single season at Ohio, Philbin became the Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach at Northeastern University under head Barry Gallup. However, his two seasons at Northeastern were not very successful. The Huskies struggled through a 2-9 season and a 4-7 season during his two seasons. After the 1995 season, Philbin accepted an offer from Harvard coach Tim Murphy.

Harvard University

During his brief tenure as Harvard's Offensive Line Coach and Offensive Coordinator, Philbin coached his first NFL player, future Pro Bowler Matt Birk. He also had his most successful season since his Allegheny seasons when Harvard went 9-1 (7-0 in the Ivy League) to win the conference. While they regressed his second season (4-6), he would leave Harvard for the University of Iowa.

University of Iowa

In 1999, Kirk Ferentz was hired as the head coach of the University of Iowa and hired his former player (from Worcester Academy) Philbin to coach his offensive line. During his time in Iowa, Philbin helped mold great offensive linemen for the Hawkeyes. Philbin helped coach consecutive Big Ten Offensive Linemen of the Year and in 2002 the Hawkeyes had three Big Ten selections to All-Big Ten teams. While they started their tenure together going 1-10 and 0-8 in the Big Ten in 1999, the Hawkeyes went 11-2 with Iowa's only undefeated season in Big Ten play during the 2002 season. The season was capped by their first Big Ten Championship since 1990 and an appearance in the Orange Bowl.

NFL Career

Green Bay Packers

After the 2002 season, Philbin accepted a position with the Green Bay Packers for his first NFL position. Over the next nine seasons, Philbin would carry four distinct titles, starting with Assistant Offensive Line Coach, picked up the responsibilities of coaching the Tight Ends in 2004 and 2005 before being the full time Offensive Line coach for the 2006 season.

By the 2007 season, he worked his way up to Offensive Coordinator (2007-2011). The Packers had their most successful seasons under his offensive leadership, winning the Super Bowl in 2010 and going 15-1 the next year as they won the 1st overall seed in the NFC. Under his tutelage, quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke many league and team records, such as the highest passer rating in league history (122.5 in 2011).

Miami Dolphins

In 2012, Philbin was hired as the Miami Dolphins head coach, replacing former head coach Tony Sparano. Even though he was tasked with turning around the franchise, the Dolphins have struggled with mediocrity during Philbin's tenure with the team. Through three season, the team has gone 23-25 without a playoff appearance.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2020 Dallas Cowboys Offensive Line Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2018 Green Bay Packers Offensive Coordinator 4-6-1 0-0
2018 Green Bay Packers Interim Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator 2-3-0 0-0
2017 Indianapolis Colts Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2016 Indianapolis Colts Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2015 Miami Dolphins Head Coach 1-3-0 0-0
2014 Miami Dolphins Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2013 Miami Dolphins Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2012 Miami Dolphins Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2011 Green Bay Packers Offensive Coordinator 15-1-0 0-1
2010 Green Bay Packers Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 4-0
2009 Green Bay Packers Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
2008 Green Bay Packers Offensive Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
2007 Green Bay Packers Offensive Coordinator 13-3-0 1-1
2006 Green Bay Packers Offensive Line Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2005 Green Bay Packers Assistant Offensive Line Coach / Tight Ends Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2004 Green Bay Packers Assistant Offensive Line Coach / Tight Ends Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2003 Green Bay Packers Assistant Offensive Line Coach 10-6-0 1-1
2002 Iowa Hawkeyes Offensive Line Coach 11-2-0
2001 Iowa Hawkeyes Offensive Line Coach 7-5-0
2000 Iowa Hawkeyes Offensive Line Coach 3-9-0
1999 Iowa Hawkeyes Offensive Line Coach 1-10-0
1994 Ohio Bobcats Offensive Line Coach 0-11-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 4
  • Named the interim head coach during the 2018 season for the Green Bay Packers
  • Years as a coordinator: 6
  • Championships won: 2010
  • Conference Championships won: 2010
  • Fifth in total wins for the Miami Dolphins.
  • Past teams coached for: Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins
  • College Attended: Washington & Jefferson Presidents