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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, first with the Philadelphia Eagles. He led the Eagles 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 defensive coordinator and head coach he coached three players to award-winning seasons. 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.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1995 Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1994 Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1993 Defensive Coordinator 12-4-0 0-1
1990 Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1989 Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1988 Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1987 Head Coach 7-8-0 0-0
1986 Head Coach 5-10-1 0-0
1985 Defensive Coordinator 15-1-0 3-0
1984 Defensive Coordinator 10-6-0 1-1
1983 Defensive Coordinator 8-8-0 0-0
1982 Defensive Coordinator 3-6-0 0-0
1981 Defensive Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
1980 Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1979 Defensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
1978 Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1977 Defensive Line Coach 9-5-0 1-1
1976 Defensive Line Coach 11-2-1 2-1
1975 Defensive Line Coach 3-11-0 0-0
1974 Defensive Line Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1973 Defensive Line Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1972 Defensive Line Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1971 Defensive Line Coach 6-8-0 0-0
1970 Defensive Line Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1969 Defensive Line Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1968 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