John Ralston

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
6 43-40-3 51.74% 0-1 0.00%


Career Summary

John Ralston was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1972 to 1978, finishing his career as the offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles. Over his six years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 43-40-3. He was the head coach of the Denver Broncos from 1972 until the 1976 season, during which time the Broncos went 34-33-3. During his career he was a head coach for five seasons.

John Ralston Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Ralston served as an assistant coach for Dick Vermeil. He spent one years as an assistant coach to Dick Vermeil, finishing as the offensive coordinator in 1978.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1978 Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-1
1976 Denver Broncos Head Coach / Special Teams Coach / General Manager 9-5-0 0-0
1975 Denver Broncos Head Coach / General Manager 6-8-0 0-0
1974 Denver Broncos Head Coach / General Manager 7-6-1 0-0
1973 Denver Broncos Head Coach / General Manager 7-5-2 0-0
1972 Denver Broncos Head Coach / General Manager 5-9-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 5
  • Years as a coordinator: 1
  • Fifth in total wins for the Denver Broncos.
  • Fifth in winning percentage for the Denver Broncos.
  • Past teams coached for: Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos