Barry Switzer

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
4 40-24-0 62.50% 5-2 71.43%

Coaching Tree

Children:

Dave Campo, Butch Davis, Mike Zimmer


Biography

Career Summary

Barry Switzer was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1994 to 1997, finishing his career as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Over his four years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 40-24-0. He was the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys from 1994 until the 1997 season, during which time the Cowboys went 40-24-0. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons. In 1995, the Cowboys won the Super Bowl against the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17. He resigned from the Cowboys on Friday, January 9, 1998. Switzer resigned after his fourth season in the NFL following the only losing season in his head coaching career. After his career, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

Barry Switzer Coaching Tree

During his time as head coach, three assistant coaches, (Dave Campo, Butch Davis, and Mike Zimmer) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 103-116-1 in the regular season and 2-4 in the playoffs during their fifteen seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1997 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1996 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1995 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 12-4-0 3-0
1994 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1988 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 9-3-0
1987 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 11-1-0
1986 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 11-1-0
1985 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 11-1-0
1984 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 9-2-1
1983 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 8-4-0
1982 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 8-4-0
1981 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 7-4-1
1980 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 10-2-0
1979 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 11-1-0
1978 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 11-1-0
1977 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 10-2-0
1976 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 9-2-1
1975 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 11-1-0
1974 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 11-0-0
1973 Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach 10-0-1
1972 Oklahoma Sooners Offensive Coordinator 11-1-0
1971 Oklahoma Sooners Offensive Coordinator 11-1-0
1970 Oklahoma Sooners Offensive Coordinator 7-4-1
1969 Oklahoma Sooners Offensive Coordinator 6-4-0
1968 Oklahoma Sooners Offensive Coordinator 7-4-0
1967 Oklahoma Sooners Offensive Coordinator 10-1-0
1966 Oklahoma Sooners Offensive Coordinator 6-4-0
1965 Arkansas Razorbacks Running Backs Coach 10-1-0
1964 Arkansas Razorbacks Running Backs Coach 11-0-0
1963 Arkansas Razorbacks Running Backs Coach 5-5-0
1962 Arkansas Razorbacks Running Backs Coach 9-2-0
1961 Arkansas Razorbacks Running Backs Coach 8-3-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 4
  • Championships won: 1995
  • Conference Championships won: 1995
  • Fourth in total wins for the Dallas Cowboys.
  • First in winning percentage for the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Past teams coached for: Dallas Cowboys
  • College Attended: Arkansas Razorbacks