Tony Sparano

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
19 134-167-0 44.52% 1-5 16.67%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Tom Coughlin, Chris Palmer, Bill Parcells, Wade Phillips, Marty Schottenheimer

Children:

Todd Bowles, Dan Campbell


Biography

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Career Summary

Tony Sparano was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1999 to 2017, finishing his career as the offensive line coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Over his nineteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 136-168-0. He was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2008 until the 2011 season, during which time the Dolphins went 31-33-0. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons. He was fired from the Dolphins on Monday, December 12, 2011. He was fired with three games left in the 2011 season, with one division title and no other winning seasons with the team.

Career Awards

During the 2008 season as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins he coached Chad Pennington to the Comeback Player of the Year.

Tony Sparano Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Sparano served as an assistant coach for Chris Palmer, Marty Schottenheimer, Tom Coughlin, Bill Parcells, Wade Phillips, Rex Ryan, Dennis Allen, Jim Tomsula, and Mike Zimmer. Four of these years were spent on Parcells' coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Todd Bowles and Dan Campbell) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 26-53-1 in the regular season and 0-0 in the playoffs during their five seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

Sparano was born on Saturday, October 7, 1961 in West Haven, Connecticut.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2017 Minnesota Vikings Offensive Line Coach 13-3-0 1-1
2016 Minnesota Vikings Offensive Line Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2015 San Francisco 49ers Tight Ends Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2014 Oakland Raiders Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line Coach 0-4-0 0-0
2014 Oakland Raiders Interim Head Coach / Offensive Line Coach 3-9-0 0-0
2013 Oakland Raiders Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2012 New York Jets Offensive Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
2011 Miami Dolphins Head Coach 4-9-0 0-0
2010 Miami Dolphins Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2009 Miami Dolphins Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
2008 Miami Dolphins Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
2007 Dallas Cowboys Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line Coach 13-3-0 0-1
2006 Dallas Cowboys Running Game Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach 9-7-0 0-1
2005 Dallas Cowboys Running Game Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach 9-7-0 0-0
2004 Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2003 Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2002 Jacksonville Jaguars Tight Ends Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2001 Washington Redskins Tight Ends Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2000 Cleveland Browns Offensive Line Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1999 Cleveland Browns Offensive Quality Control Coach 2-14-0 0-0
1993 Boston Terriers Offensive Coordinator 12-1-None
1992 Boston Terriers Offensive Coordinator 3-8-None
1991 Boston Terriers Offensive Coordinator 4-7-None
1990 Boston Terriers Offensive Coordinator 5-6-None
1989 Boston Terriers Offensive Line Coach 4-7-None
1988 Boston Terriers Offensive Line Coach 4-7-None

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