Rod Rust

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
22 143-196-1 42.21% 4-5 44.44%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Raymond Berry, Frank Gansz, Marv Levy, Ron Meyer, Chuck Noll, Dick Vermeil


Biography

Career Summary

Rod Rust was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1976 to 2003, finishing his career as the defensive quality control coach of the New York Giants. Over his twenty-two years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 143-196-1. He was also the head coach of the New England Patriots for the 1990 season. The Patriots went 1-15-0 in this lone season as a head coach. During his career he was a head coach for one season.

Rod Rust Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Rust served as an assistant coach for Dick Vermeil, Marv Levy, Ron Meyer, Raymond Berry, Frank Gansz, Chuck Noll, Ray Handley, June Jones, Steve Mariucci, and Jim Fassel. Five of these years were spent on Levy's coaching staff.

Personal Information

Rust was born on Thursday, August 2, 1928 in Webster City, Iowa.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2003 New York Giants Defensive Quality Control Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2002 New York Giants Defensive Quality Control Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1999 San Francisco 49ers Assistant Linebackers Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1996 Atlanta Falcons Assistant Head Coach-Defense 3-13-0 0-0
1995 Atlanta Falcons Defensive Assistant Coach 9-7-0 0-1
1992 New York Giants Defensive Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
1991 New England Patriots Pro Scouting Director 6-10-0 0-0
1990 New England Patriots Head Coach 1-15-0 0-0
1989 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 9-7-0 1-1
1988 Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator 4-11-1 0-0
1987 New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator 8-7-0 0-0
1986 New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
1985 New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 3-1
1984 New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-0
1983 New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator 8-8-0 0-0
1982 Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator 3-6-0 0-0
1981 Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1980 Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1979 Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1978 Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1977 Philadelphia Eagles Linebackers Coach 5-9-0 0-0
1976 Philadelphia Eagles Linebackers Coach 4-10-0 0-0

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