Art Shell

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
19 164-139-0 54.13% 6-7 46.15%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Tom Flores, Mike Shanahan

Children:

Gunther Cunningham, John Fox, Jim Haslett, Chuck Pagano, Mike White


Biography

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Career Summary

Art Shell was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1983 to 2006, finishing his career as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. Over his nineteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 164-139-0. He was the head coach of the Los Angeles Raiders from 1990 until the 2006 season, during which time the Raiders went 49-47-0. During his career he was a head coach for six seasons. Shell was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989 after his playing career.

Art Shell Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Shell served as an assistant coach for Tom Flores, Mike Shanahan, Marty Schottenheimer, and Dan Reeves. Five of these years were spent on Flores' coaching staff. During his time as head coach, five assistant coaches, (Mike White, Gunther Cunningham, Jim Haslett, John Fox, and Chuck Pagano) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 253-247-0 in the regular season and 12-11 in the playoffs during their thirty-two seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Playing Career

Shell played defensive line and offensive line while at college.

Personal Information

Shell was born on Tuesday, November 26, 1946 in Charleston, South Carolina.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2006 Oakland Raiders Head Coach 2-14-0 0-0
2000 Atlanta Falcons Offensive Line Coach 4-12-0 0-0
1999 Atlanta Falcons Offensive Line Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1998 Atlanta Falcons Offensive Line Coach 14-2-0 2-1
1997 Atlanta Falcons Offensive Line Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1996 Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Line Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1995 Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Line Coach 13-3-0 0-1
1994 Los Angeles Raiders Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1993 Los Angeles Raiders Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1992 Los Angeles Raiders Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1991 Los Angeles Raiders Head Coach 9-7-0 0-1
1990 Los Angeles Raiders Head Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1989 Los Angeles Raiders Offensive Line Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1988 Los Angeles Raiders Offensive Line Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1987 Los Angeles Raiders Offensive Line Coach 5-10-0 0-0
1986 Los Angeles Raiders Offensive Line Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1985 Los Angeles Raiders Offensive Line Coach 12-4-0 0-1
1984 Los Angeles Raiders Offensive Line Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1983 Los Angeles Raiders Offensive Line Coach 12-4-0 3-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 6
  • Championships won: 1983
  • Conference Championships won: 1983 and 1998
  • Fourth in total wins for the Las Vegas Raiders.
  • Past teams coached for: Oakland Raiders, Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs
  • College Attended: Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks
  • Positions Played: Defensive Line, Offensive Line, and Offensive Tackle
  • Date of Birth: Tuesday, November 26, 1946 (75 years old), Charleston, South Carolina