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Mike Shanahan

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
29 276-186-1 59.72% 18-12 60.00%

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Biography

Mike Shanahan was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1984 to 2013, finishing his career as the head coach of the Washington Redskins. Over his twenty-nine years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 276-186-1. During his career he was a head coach for twenty seasons, first with the Los Angeles Raiders. He led the Raiders for two seasons, compiling a record of 15-17-0. His next head coaching stint was with the Denver Broncos from 1995 to 2008, as he led the team to a 138-86-0 record. During his time leading the Broncos the team won the Super Bowl in 1997 and 1998. His third head coach placement began in 2010 with the Washington Redskins. He coached them for four seasons and the team had a 24-40-0 record during his tenure. During his entire head coaching career, his three teams combined for a record of 177-143-0 across twenty seasons including going 8-6-0 in the playoffs.

During his time as head coach and offensive coordinator he coached seven players to award-winning seasons. As the offensive coordinator for the 49ers Steve Young won AP Offensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player (2) and Jerry Rice won AP Offensive Player of the Year. As the head coach for the Broncos Terrell Davis won AP Offensive Player of the Year (2) and Most Valuable Player, Clinton Portis won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, and Mike Anderson won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. As the offensive coordinator for the Broncos John Elway won Most Valuable Player. As the head coach for the Redskins Robert Griffin won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2013 Head Coach 3-13-0 0-0
2012 Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2011 Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2010 Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2008 Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2007 Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2006 Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2005 Head Coach 13-3-0 1-1
2004 Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2003 Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2002 Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2001 Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2000 Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1999 Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1998 Head Coach 14-2-0 3-0
1997 Head Coach 12-4-0 4-0
1996 Head Coach 13-3-0 0-1
1995 Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1994 Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 13-3-0 3-0
1993 Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1992 Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 14-2-0 1-1
1991 Offensive Coordinator 12-4-0 1-1
1990 Quarterbacks Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1989 Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1988 Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1987 Offensive Coordinator 10-4-1 2-1
1986 Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 2-1
1985 Offensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-0
1984 Wide Receivers Coach 13-3-0 0-1

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Fun Facts

  • Mike Shanahan played quarterback at East Illinois. During practice, he got hit so hard that it ruptrued a kidney. It stopped his heart for 30 seconds and a priest performed his Last Rites.
  • Mike Shanahan , during his first year of working with the Broncos (and QB John Elway) criticized Elway for his conditioning. To counter that, Shanahan became Elway's lifting and running partner prior to the 1984 season.