|Years Coached||Record||Win %||Playoff record||Playoff win %|
Chuck Fairbanks, John Mazur, Lou Saban, Hank Stram, Charley Winner
Rich Kotite, Dick MacPherson, Marty Schottenheimer
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Sam Rutigliano was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1967 to 1984, finishing his career as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Over his eighteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 100-157-2. He was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 1978 until the 1984 season, during which time the Browns went 51-54-0. During his career he was a head coach for seven seasons.
As the head coach of the Cleveland Browns he coached two players to award-winning seasons: Brian Sipe, Most Valuable Player in 1980; Chip Banks, AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1982.
Sam Rutigliano Coaching Tree
Before he was a head coach, Rutigliano served as an assistant coach for Lou Saban, John Mazur, Chuck Fairbanks, Charley Winner, and Hank Stram. Four of these years were spent on Saban's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, three assistant coaches, (Rich Kotite, Dick MacPherson, and Marty Schottenheimer) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 244-202-1 in the regular season and 6-14 in the playoffs during their twenty-eight seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.
Rutigliano was born on Saturday, July 1, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York.
|1984 Cleveland Browns||Head Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
|1983 Cleveland Browns||Head Coach||9-7-0||0-0|
|1982 Cleveland Browns||Head Coach||4-5-0||0-1|
|1981 Cleveland Browns||Head Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
|1980 Cleveland Browns||Head Coach||11-5-0||0-1|
|1979 Cleveland Browns||Head Coach||9-7-0||0-0|
|1978 Cleveland Browns||Head Coach||8-8-0||0-0|
|1977 New Orleans Saints||Wide Receivers Coach||3-11-0||0-0|
|1976 New Orleans Saints||Wide Receivers Coach||4-10-0||0-0|
|1975 New York Jets||Defensive Backs Coach||3-11-0||0-0|
|1974 New York Jets||Defensive Backs Coach||7-7-0||0-0|
|1973 New England Patriots||Wide Receivers Coach / Offensive Backs Coach||5-9-0||0-0|
|1972 New England Patriots||Wide Receivers Coach / Offensive Backs Coach||3-11-0||0-0|
|1971 New England Patriots||Wide Receivers Coach / Offensive Backs Coach||6-8-0||0-0|
|1970 Denver Broncos||Wide Receivers Coach||5-8-1||0-0|
|1969 Denver Broncos||Wide Receivers Coach||5-8-1||0-0|
|1968 Denver Broncos||Wide Receivers Coach||5-9-0||0-0|
|1967 Denver Broncos||Wide Receivers Coach||3-11-0||0-0|
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|Seasons with a championship win||Seasons with a conference championship|
- Years as head coach: 7
- Third in total wins for the Cleveland Browns.
- Past teams coached for: Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos
- College Attended: Tulsa Golden Hurricane
- Date of Birth: Saturday, July 1, 1933 (89 years old), Brooklyn, New York