Dan Reeves

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
33 299-205-2 59.29% 26-16 61.90%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Tom Landry

Children:

Dennis Allen, Rod Dowhower, Chan Gailey, Mike Nolan, Wade Phillips, Mike Shanahan


Biography

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Career Summary

Dan Reeves was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1970 to 2003, finishing his career as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Over his thirty-three years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 299-205-2. During his career he was a head coach for twenty-three seasons, first with the Denver Broncos. He led the Broncos for twelve seasons, compiling a record of 110-73-1. His next head coaching stint was with the New York Giants from 1993 to 1996, as he led the team to a 31-33-0 record. His third head coach placement began in 1997 with the Atlanta Falcons. He coached them for seven seasons and the team had a 51-60-1 record during his tenure. During his entire head coaching career, his three teams combined for a record of 192-166-2 across twenty-three seasons including going 11-9-0 in the playoffs. Reeves was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967 after his coaching career.

Career Awards

Reeves won the NFL's Coach of the Year award two times throughout his career, most recently in 1998 after guiding the Falcons to a 14-2-0 record and a berth in Super Bowl XXXIII. During his time as head coach and offensive coordinator he coached three players to award-winning seasons. As the head coach for the Broncos John Elway won Most Valuable Player and Mike Croel won AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. As the offensive coordinator for the Cowboys Tony Dorsett won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Dan Reeves Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Reeves served as an assistant coach for Tom Landry. He spent ten years as an assistant coach to Tom Landry, finishing as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach/wide receivers coach in 1980. During his time as head coach, six assistant coaches, (Rod Dowhower, Mike Shanahan, Chan Gailey, Mike Nolan, Wade Phillips, and Dennis Allen) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 324-335-0 in the regular season and 9-12 in the playoffs during their forty-three seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has combined for two championships, most recently in 1998 by the Denver Broncos, led by Mike Shanahan.

Personal Information

Reeves was born on Sunday, June 30, 1912 in New York City, New York.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2003 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2002 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 9-6-1 1-1
2001 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2000 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1999 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1998 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 14-2-0 2-1
1997 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1996 New York Giants Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1995 New York Giants Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1994 New York Giants Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1993 New York Giants Head Coach 11-5-0 1-1
1992 Denver Broncos Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1991 Denver Broncos Head Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1990 Denver Broncos Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1989 Denver Broncos Head Coach 11-5-0 2-1
1988 Denver Broncos Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1987 Denver Broncos Head Coach 10-4-1 2-1
1986 Denver Broncos Head Coach 11-5-0 2-1
1985 Denver Broncos Head Coach 11-5-0 0-0
1984 Denver Broncos Head Coach 13-3-0 0-1
1983 Denver Broncos Head Coach 9-7-0 0-1
1982 Denver Broncos Head Coach 2-7-0 0-0
1981 Denver Broncos Head Coach 10-6-0 0-0
1980 Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 12-4-0 2-1
1979 Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Backs Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1978 Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Backs Coach 12-4-0 2-1
1977 Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Backs Coach 12-2-0 3-0
1976 Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 11-3-0 0-1
1975 Dallas Cowboys Offensive Backfield Coach 10-4-0 2-1
1974 Dallas Cowboys Special Teams Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1972 Dallas Cowboys Offensive Backfield Coach 10-4-0 1-1
1971 Dallas Cowboys Offensive Backfield Coach 11-3-0 3-0
1970 Dallas Cowboys Offensive Backfield Coach 10-4-0 2-1

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 23
  • Years as a coordinator: 4
  • Championships won: 1971 and 1977
  • Conference Championships won: 1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1986, 1987, 1989, and 1998
  • Coach of the Year: 1993, 1998
  • Led the league in wins: 1971, 1977, 1980
  • Second in total wins for the Denver Broncos.
  • Second in total wins for the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Fourth in winning percentage for the Denver Broncos.
  • Fifth in winning percentage for the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Most playoff wins in Atlanta Falcons history (3)
  • Past teams coached for: Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys
  • College Attended: South Carolina Gamecocks
  • Date of Birth: Sunday, June 30, 1912 (58 years old), New York City, New York