Mike Smith

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
19 165-129-0 56.12% 7-7 50.00%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Brian Billick, Jack Del Rio

Children:

Dirk Koetter


Biography

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Career Summary

Mike Smith was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1999 to 2018, finishing his career as the defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Over his nineteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 168-137-0. He was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons from 2008 until the 2014 season, during which time the Falcons went 66-46-0. During his career he was a head coach for seven seasons. He was fired from the Falcons on Monday, December 29, 2014. At the time of his firing, Smith was the most successful coach in Falcons franchise history.

Career Awards

Smith won the NFL's Coach of the Year award in 2008 after guiding the Falcons to a 11-5-0 record and a a berth in the playoffs. During the 2008 season as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons he coached Matt Ryan to the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Mike Smith Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Smith served as an assistant coach for Brian Billick, Jack Del Rio, and Dirk Koetter. Five of these years were spent on Del Rio's coaching staff. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Dirk Koetter, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Mike Smith's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for three seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 20-29-0 and 0-0 in the playoffs.

Playing Career

Smith played linebacker while at college.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator 2-3-0 0-0
2017 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator 6-11-0 0-0
2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-0
2014 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2013 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2012 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 13-3-0 1-1
2011 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2010 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 13-3-0 0-1
2009 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2008 Atlanta Falcons Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
2007 Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 1-1
2006 Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive Coordinator 8-8-0 0-0
2005 Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive Coordinator 12-4-0 0-1
2004 Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-0
2003 Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
2002 Baltimore Ravens Linebackers Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2001 Baltimore Ravens Defensive Line Coach / Defensive Assistant Coach 10-6-0 1-1
2000 Baltimore Ravens Defensive Line Coach / Defensive Assistant Coach 12-4-0 4-0
1999 Baltimore Ravens Defensive Line Coach / Defensive Assistant Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1982 San Diego State Aztecs Graduate Assistant 7-5-0

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