|Years Coached||Record||Win %||Playoff record||Playoff win %|
Joe Walton was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1967 to 1991, finishing his career as the offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Over his twenty-five years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 189-178-3. He was the head coach of the New York Jets from 1983 until the 1989 season, during which time the Jets went 53-57-1. During his career he was a head coach for seven seasons.
During his time as head coach and offensive coordinator he coached two players to award-winning seasons. As the head coach for the Jets Erik McMillan won AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. As the offensive coordinator for the Redskins John Riggins won Comeback Player of the Year.
Joe Walton Coaching Tree
Before he was a head coach, Walton served as an assistant coach for Alex Webster, George Allen, Jack Pardee, Walt Michaels, and Chuck Noll. Five of these years were spent on Webster's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, two assistant coaches, (Rich Kotite and Bud Carson) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 52-75-1 in the regular season and 2-2 in the playoffs during their eight seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.
Walton was born on Sunday, December 15, 1935 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He died on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at the age of 85.
|1991 Pittsburgh Steelers||Offensive Coordinator||7-9-0||0-0|
|1990 Pittsburgh Steelers||Offensive Coordinator||9-7-0||0-0|
|1989 New York Jets||Head Coach||4-12-0||0-0|
|1988 New York Jets||Head Coach||8-7-1||0-0|
|1987 New York Jets||Head Coach||6-9-0||0-0|
|1986 New York Jets||Head Coach||10-6-0||1-1|
|1985 New York Jets||Head Coach||11-5-0||0-1|
|1984 New York Jets||Head Coach||7-9-0||0-0|
|1983 New York Jets||Head Coach||7-9-0||0-0|
|1982 New York Jets||Offensive Coordinator||6-3-0||2-1|
|1981 New York Jets||Offensive Coordinator||10-5-1||0-1|
|1980 Washington Redskins||Offensive Coordinator||6-10-0||0-0|
|1979 Washington Redskins||Offensive Coordinator||10-6-0||0-0|
|1978 Washington Redskins||Offensive Coordinator||8-8-0||0-0|
|1977 Washington Redskins||Running Backs Coach||9-5-0||0-0|
|1976 Washington Redskins||Running Backs Coach||10-4-0||0-1|
|1975 Washington Redskins||Running Backs Coach||8-6-0||0-0|
|1974 Washington Redskins||Running Backs Coach||10-4-0||0-1|
|1973 New York Giants||Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach||2-11-1||0-0|
|1972 New York Giants||Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach||8-6-0||0-0|
|1971 New York Giants||Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach||4-10-0||0-0|
|1970 New York Giants||Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach||9-5-0||0-0|
|1969 New York Giants||Quarterbacks Coach / Wide Receivers Coach||6-8-0||0-0|
|1968 New York Giants||Scout||7-7-0||0-0|
|1967 New York Giants||Scout||7-7-0||0-0|
Coach history guide
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- Years as head coach: 7
- Years as a coordinator: 7
- Second in total wins for the New York Jets.
- Third in winning percentage for the New York Jets.
- Past teams coached for: Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, Washington Redskins, New York Giants
- College Attended: Pittsburgh Panthers
- Date of Birth: Sunday, December 15, 1935 (85 years old), Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania