Les Steckel

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
20 156-156-0 50.00% 7-6 53.85%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Bud Grant, Pete McCulley

Children:

Jerry Burns


Biography

Career Summary

Les Steckel was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1978 to 2003, finishing his career as the running backs coach of the Buffalo Bills. Over his twenty years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 156-156-0. He was also the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings for the 1984 season. The Vikings went 3-13-0 in this lone season as a head coach. During his career he was a head coach for one season.

Les Steckel Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Steckel served as an assistant coach for Pete McCulley, Bud Grant, Raymond Berry, Wade Phillips, Jeff Fisher, Tony Dungy, and Gregg Williams. During this time, he coached for five years for Bud Grant and Jeff Fisher. One assistant coach from his coaching staffs, Jerry Burns, was eventually hired as a head coach. After coaching on Les Steckel's coaching staff, he was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings for six seasons where he combined for a regular season record of 52-43-0 and 3-3 in the playoffs.

Personal Information

Steckel was born on Monday, July 1, 1946.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2003 Buffalo Bills Running Backs Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
1999 Tennessee Titans Offensive Coordinator 13-3-0 3-1
1998 Tennessee Oilers Offensive Coordinator 8-8-0 0-0
1997 Tennessee Oilers Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1996 Houston Oilers Wide Receivers Coach / Tight Ends Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1995 Houston Oilers Wide Receivers Coach / Tight Ends Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1994 Denver Broncos Tight Ends Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1993 Denver Broncos Tight Ends Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1988 New England Patriots Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1987 New England Patriots Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 8-7-0 0-0
1986 New England Patriots Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1985 New England Patriots Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach 11-5-0 3-1
1984 Minnesota Vikings Head Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1983 Minnesota Vikings Wide Receivers Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1982 Minnesota Vikings Wide Receivers Coach 5-4-0 1-1
1981 Minnesota Vikings Wide Receivers Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1980 Minnesota Vikings Wide Receivers Coach 9-7-0 0-1
1979 Minnesota Vikings Wide Receivers Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1978 San Francisco 49ers Wide Receivers Coach 2-14-0 0-0

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