Nick Saban

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
8 65-63-0 50.78% 2-3 40.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Bill Belichick, Jerry Glanville

Children:

Jason Garrett, Scott Linehan, Dan Quinn


Biography

Table of Contents

Career Summary

Nick Saban was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1988 to 2006, finishing his career as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Over his eight years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 65-63-0. He was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2005 until the 2006 season, during which time the Dolphins went 15-17-0. During his career he was a head coach for two seasons. He resigned from the Dolphins on Wednesday, January 3, 2007. Saban resigned after two years with the Dolphins to return to college football as the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Career Awards

During the 2006 season as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins he coached Jason Taylor to the AP Defensive Player of the Year.

Nick Saban Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Saban served as an assistant coach for Jerry Glanville and Bill Belichick. Four of these years were spent on Belichick's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, three assistant coaches, (Jason Garrett, Scott Linehan, and Dan Quinn) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 134-131-0 in the regular season and 5-5 in the playoffs during their eighteen seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Playing Career

Saban played defensive back while at college.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2020 Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach 6-0-0
2019 Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach 11-2-0
2018 Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach 14-1-0
2017 Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach 13-1-0
2016 Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach 14-1-0
2015 Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach 14-1-0
2014 Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach 12-2-0
2013 Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach 11-2-0
2012 Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach 13-1-0
2011 Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach 12-1-0
2010 Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach 10-3-0
2009 Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach 14-0-0
2008 Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach 12-2-0
2007 Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach 7-6-0
2006 Miami Dolphins Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2005 Miami Dolphins Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2004 Louisiana State Tigers Head Coach 9-3-0
2003 Louisiana State Tigers Head Coach 13-1-0
2002 Louisiana State Tigers Head Coach 8-5-0
2001 Louisiana State Tigers Head Coach 10-3-0
2000 Louisiana State Tigers Head Coach 8-4-0
1999 Michigan State Spartans Head Coach 10-2-0
1998 Michigan State Spartans Head Coach 6-6-0
1997 Michigan State Spartans Head Coach 7-5-0
1996 Michigan State Spartans Head Coach 6-6-0
1995 Michigan State Spartans Head Coach 6-5-1
1994 Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 1-1
1993 Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1992 Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1991 Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
1990 Toledo Rockets Head Coach 9-2-0
1989 Houston Oilers Defensive Backs Coach 9-7-0 0-1
1988 Houston Oilers Defensive Backs Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1987 Michigan State Spartans Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs Coach 9-2-1
1986 Michigan State Spartans Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs Coach 6-5-0
1985 Michigan State Spartans Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs Coach 7-5-0
1984 Michigan State Spartans Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs Coach 6-6-0
1983 Michigan State Spartans Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs Coach 4-6-1
1982 Navy Midshipman Defensive Backs Coach 6-5-0
1981 Ohio State Buckeyes Defensive Backs Coach 9-3-0
1980 Ohio State Buckeyes Defensive Backs Coach 9-3-0
1979 West Virginia Mountaineers Defensive Backs Coach 5-6-0
1978 West Virginia Mountaineers Defensive Backs Coach 2-9-0
1977 Syracuse Orange Outside Linebackers Coach 6-5-0
1976 Kent State Golden Flashes Linebackers Coach 8-4-0
1975 Kent State Golden Flashes Linebackers Coach 4-7-0
1974 Kent State Golden Flashes Graduate Assistant 7-4-0
1973 Kent State Golden Flashes Graduate Assistant 9-2-0
1972 Kent State Golden Flashes Defensive Back 6-5-1
1971 Kent State Golden Flashes Defensive Back 3-8-0
1970 Kent State Golden Flashes Defensive Back 3-7-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Current Head Coach of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Winner of Four college national championships (2003 with LSU, 2009, 2011, 2012 with Alabama)
  • Years as head coach: 2
  • Years as a coordinator: 4
  • Past teams coached for: Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns, Houston Oilers
  • College Attended: Kent State Golden Flashes
  • Position Played: Defensive Back
  • Saban's salary is $9.3 million, making him the highest paid college coach in 2020