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Buddy Ryan

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
26 205-181-2 53.09% 9-9 50.00%

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Biography

Buddy Ryan was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1968 until 1995, finishing his career with the Arizona Cardinals as their head coach. Over his twenty-six years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 205-181-2. During his career he was a head coach for seven seasons. His first head coaching opportunity came with the Philadelphia Eagles. He led the team for five seasons, compiling a record of 43-35-1. His next head coaching stint came with the Arizona Cardinals. He coached the Cardinals from 1994 to 1995, leading the team to a 12-20-0 record during his two seasons as head coach. During his time as head coach and defensive coordinator he coached multiple players to outstanding seasons. Three players have received awards at the end of the season under Ryan's coaching. As the defensive coordinator for the Bears Mike Singletary won AP Defensive Player of the Year. As the head coach for the Cardinals Garrison Hearst won Comeback Player of the Year. As the head coach for the Eagles Reggie White won AP Defensive Player of the Year.

Last modified: 1/4/2018

History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1995 Arizona Cardinals Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1994 Arizona Cardinals Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1993 Houston Oilers Defensive Coordinator 12-4-0 0-1
1990 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1989 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1988 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1987 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 7-8-0 0-0
1986 Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 5-10-1 0-0
1985 Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator 15-1-0 3-0
1984 Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator 10-6-0 1-1
1983 Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator 8-8-0 0-0
1982 Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator 3-6-0 0-0
1981 Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
1980 Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1979 Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
1978 Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1977 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Line Coach 9-5-0 1-1
1976 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Line Coach 11-2-1 2-1
1975 New York Jets Defensive Line Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1974 New York Jets Defensive Line Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1973 New York Jets Defensive Line Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1972 New York Jets Defensive Line Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1971 New York Jets Defensive Line Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1970 New York Jets Defensive Line Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1969 New York Jets Defensive Line Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1968 New York Jets Defensive Line Coach 11-3-0 2-0

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Fun Facts

  • Buddy Ryan developed the 46 Defense during his time as Defensive Coordinator with the Bears