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Joe Schmidt

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
7 47-43-8 52.04% 0-1 0.00%

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Joe Schmidt was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1966 until 1972, finishing his career with the Detroit Lions as their head coach. Over his seven years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 47-43-8. During his career he was the head coach of the Detroit Lions from 1967 until the 1972 season. The Lions went 43-34-7 during their six seasons with Schmidt as head coach. As the head coach of the Detroit Lions he coached multiple players to award-winning seasons: Lem Barney, AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1967; Mel Farr, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1967; Earl McCullouch, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1968.


Year Position Record Playoff record
1972 Detroit Lions Head Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1971 Detroit Lions Head Coach 7-6-1 0-0
1970 Detroit Lions Head Coach 10-4-0 0-1
1969 Detroit Lions Head Coach 9-4-1 0-0
1968 Detroit Lions Head Coach 4-8-2 0-0
1967 Detroit Lions Head Coach 5-7-2 0-0
1966 Detroit Lions Linebackers Coach / Assistant Coach 4-9-1 0-0

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