David Shula

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
15 104-128-0 44.83% 6-4 60.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Jimmy Johnson, Don Shula, Sam Wyche


Biography

Career Summary

David Shula was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1982 to 1996, finishing his career as the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. Over his fifteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 104-128-0. He was the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals from 1992 until the 1996 season, during which time the Bengals went 26-54-0. During his career he was a head coach for five seasons.

Career Awards

During his time as head coach and offensive coordinator he coached two players to award-winning seasons. As the head coach for the Bengals Carl Pickens won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. As the offensive coordinator for the Cowboys Emmitt Smith won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.

David Shula Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Shula served as an assistant coach for Don Shula, Jimmy Johnson, and Sam Wyche. Seven of these years were spent on Shula's coaching staff.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1996 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1995 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1994 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1993 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1992 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1991 Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receivers Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1990 Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1989 Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator 1-15-0 0-0
1988 Miami Dolphins Assistant Head Coach / Passing Game Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1987 Miami Dolphins Assistant Head Coach / Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 8-7-0 0-0
1986 Miami Dolphins Assistant Head Coach / Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1985 Miami Dolphins Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1984 Miami Dolphins Wide Receivers Coach 14-2-0 2-1
1983 Miami Dolphins Wide Receivers Coach 12-4-0 0-1
1982 Miami Dolphins Wide Receivers Coach 7-2-0 3-1

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